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Three children and three adults rescued from Kingsbury shop blaze and taken to hospital

PUBLISHED: 14:44 22 June 2020 | UPDATED: 17:29 22 June 2020

A blaze tore through a shop in Kingsbury with smoke entering a neighbouring property. Picture: Dilip Hirani

A blaze tore through a shop in Kingsbury with smoke entering a neighbouring property. Picture: Dilip Hirani

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Three children were among a group taken to hospital after flames tore through a shop in Kingsbury.

A blaze tore through a shop in Kingsbury with smoke entering a neighbouring property. Picture: Dilip HiraniA blaze tore through a shop in Kingsbury with smoke entering a neighbouring property. Picture: Dilip Hirani

Six fire engines and 40 crew were called to a fire in a business property in Kingsbury Road at 2.45am on Monday (June 22).

London Fire Brigade’s 999 control officers received 99 calls to the blaze which is now under investigation by the brigade and the Met Police.

Half of the ground floor of the building was damaged by fire and an adjacent outside seating area was destroyed.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued two men, a woman and three children via an internal staircase of a neighbouring property.

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They were all treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital, an LFB spokesperson said.

Dilip Hirani owns the neighbouring property said: “The six people in the hospital are my son and his family.

“They are fine, only the smoke came into the building.”

Two vehicles were also damaged by the blaze.

The fire, attended by crews from Wembley, Finchley, Hendon, Stanmore and Mill Hill, was under control by 4.20am.


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