Kilburn Library closed ‘until further notice’ following fire
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Kilburn Library in Queen’s Park will remain closed “until further notice” after a fire broke out yesterday afternoon.
Sixty people were evacuated and fire crews attended after the fire broke out on the ground floor of the Victorian library in Salusbury Road at 2:54 pm.
Councillors have paid tribute to staff and emergency services who guided library users to safety.
Cllr James Denselow, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, said: “Thanks to the swift action of council staff and the fire brigade nobody was hurt or injured during this incident and the small fire was quickly contained.
“Kilburn is a popular and well used library and council staff are now working extremely hard to get the building open again as soon as possible.”
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The library is currently without power and will remain closed while repairs are carried out to damaged carpets and smoke-damaged walls.
Public areas were largely unaffected but will need a deep clean before the building is fit to re-open to the public.
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A notice on Brent Council’s website said officers were “working around the clock” to repair the damage, but it is unlikely the library will re-open before the end of the week.
For more updates see the Brent Council Website.