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Firecrews tackle ‘severe, complex’ bakery blaze in Park Royal

PUBLISHED: 07:59 24 July 2020 | UPDATED: 09:55 27 July 2020

Photo taken from the Twitter feed of the London Fire Brigade of smoke coming from a fire in Minerva Road, in Park Royal in west London. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 23, 2020. The London Fire Brigade said it had over 50 calls about the blaze and 15 fire engines attended the scene on Minerva Road. The fire service said the blaze was affecting a bakery and restaurant, but there have been no reported injuries. See PA story FIRE ParkRoyal. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire 

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Photo taken from the Twitter feed of the London Fire Brigade of smoke coming from a fire in Minerva Road, in Park Royal in west London. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 23, 2020. The London Fire Brigade said it had over 50 calls about the blaze and 15 fire engines attended the scene on Minerva Road. The fire service said the blaze was affecting a bakery and restaurant, but there have been no reported injuries. See PA story FIRE ParkRoyal. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Fire crews tackled a blaze in a Park Royal bakery which could be smelt miles away in Hampstead.

Fire fighters tackle a bakery blaze in Park Royal. Picture: @LondonFireFire fighters tackle a bakery blaze in Park Royal. Picture: @LondonFire

Fifteen fire engines and 80 crew were scrambled to Minerva Road at 6.20pm last night (July 23).

The majority of the two-storey building was alight and firefighters worked through the night, following a ruptured gas main.

Fire crews remain at the scene.

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Initial 999 callers reported that residential properties were involved but that does not appear to be the case, London Fire Brigade said.

People on social media said they could smell it for miles.

Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis said on Thursday evening: “This is a severe, complex and highly visible fire with our 999 Control taking over 50 calls in the early stages. “There is a lot of thick black smoke in the area and we’d ask local residents to close their doors and windows.

“Due to the layout of the building and access to pockets of fire that remain we will be at the scene throughout the night.

“Thankfully there are no reports of any injuries.”

The cause of the fire is not yet known.


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