Two treated for smoke inhalation after Neasden house fire

Blaze guts three-storey property in Rainsborough Close on the St Raphael’s Estate

Fire chiefs have launched an investigation into a blaze in Neasden that left two people needed hospital treatment yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

Crews were called to a fire at a three-storey house in Rainsborough Close in the St Raphael’s Estate, at 3.25pm.

The occupants had escaped before fire fighters arrived but were taken to hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation.

Around 30 fire-fighters took almost two hours to tackle the blaze which gutted the three-bedroom property and caused damage to an adjoining house.

Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala, whose Stonebridge ward covers the estate, visited the scene where he spoke to the family who have been placed in temporary accommodation.

He said: “This is a tragic incident and all our thoughts are with the family and the community who are suffering as a result of this tragedy.

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“It’s lucky that nobody was killed or seriously hurt. I will be working closely with the Fire Service to find out what caused the fire.”

The London Fire Brigade are investigating the blaze which police are not treating as suspicious.

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