Firework believed to have started Southall fire

London Fire Brigade appliance | Hillingdon Today

Firefighters have issued a fireworks warning after a garage fire on St Crispin’s Close in Southall.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Southall, Northolt, Heston and Wembley fire stations were called at 10:30pm last Monday (24 October) to the fire where a single-storey garage was destroyed and part of two vehicles inside the garage were damaged by the blaze. A man was assessed on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

The fire is believed to have involved a firework.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “We encourage people to attend organised fireworks displays instead of using fireworks privately, but if you do choose to use fireworks, make sure you have enough space, buy them from a reputable, licensed seller and always look for a CE mark to make sure they’re safe. Never drink alcohol and set off fireworks and don’t throw fireworks or return to a firework once it has been lit.

“Remember that fireworks are explosives, and as such should be treated with respect and only used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the Firework Code.”

The London Fire Brigade control room took 14 calls to the fire which was under control by 12:08am.