Harlesden and Park Royal residents urged to keep windows closed following huge fire at industrial unit
PUBLISHED: 11:28 02 April 2015
Residents in Park Royal and Harlesden are being urged to keep their windows closed following a huge fire at a nearby industrial unit which took nine hours to tackle.
More than 100 firefighters fought the blaze in Western Road, Park Royal, throughout the night after arriving at the scene at 12.29am.
The fire, which affected most of the ground, first and second floor of the unit and a large section of the roof, was deemed to be under control at 9.18am.
A total of 15 engines from Willesden, Acton, Park Royal, Wembley, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Paddington, and Northolt fire stations were called to the fire.
Firefighters are currently still at the scene,
Bill Dunn, station manager, said: “Crews arrived to find a well developed fire in a large industrial building. They then launched an aggressive and sustained attack on the fire to stop spread to adjacent buildings.
“Throughout the night, crews have been working very hard to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading using ground monitors and four aerial appliances on all sides of the building.
“The fire is now under control, but firefighters will remain at the scene for most of the day damping down remaining hot spots.
“The fire has caused a lot of smoke in the Park Royal area and residents are advised to keep their windows closed for the immediate future. We are continuing working alongside the Met Police, London Ambulance Service, TFL and the utilities providers to minimise disruption to residents and businesses in the local area.”
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