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Harlesden flat fire: Ten people evacuate their homes as fire tears through block damaging the roof

PUBLISHED: 12:12 26 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:12 26 March 2020

Fire crews tackle top floor flat fire in Harlesden. Picture: David Nathan

Fire crews tackle top floor flat fire in Harlesden. Picture: David Nathan

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Four people and half a dozen neighbours evacuated their homes when a blaze tore through a block in Harlesden.

Fire crews tackled a top floor flat fire in Harlesden. Picture: David NathanFire crews tackled a top floor flat fire in Harlesden. Picture: David Nathan

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were scrambled to a block of flats in Emerald Road this morning at just after 7.05am.

The blaze badly damaged the roof and second floor of the property.

Part of the first and ground floor were also affected by the flames, London Fire Brigade said.

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Four people from the affected house and six people from a neighbouring property evacuated before fire crews arrived.

A spokesperson said: “Thankfully no one was injured.”

The Brigade was called at 7.07am and the fire was under control by 10am.

Fire crews from Park Royal and surrounding fire stations are at the scene and there are road blocks in nearby Craven Park Road.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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