Firefighters rush to garden fire in Southall

Fire at Park Avenue Southall - 08-2022 | Hillingdon Today
Smoke seen above the houses on Park Avenue in Southall

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters from Northolt, Twickenham, Hayes, Hammersmith, Richmond, Willesden and Hillingdon fire stations were called to a fire at a range of garden outbuildings on Park Avenue in Southall yesterday evening at 5:33pm.

The outbuildings were completely destroyed by fire as well as fencing and shrubs. One 15kg cylinder was removed from the fire and cooled to an ambient temperature as a precaution, as some gas cylinders can explode when exposed to heat. There were no reports of any injuries.

A main railway line was temporally closed while crews used the rail track to fight the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and was under control by 7:41pm.