Seventy firefighters tackle giant fire as flames rip through 10 tonnes of rubbish and a caravan in West London


At least 70 firefighters and ten engines are tackling a giant blaze as flames tear through ten tonnes of rubbish and a caravan in West London.

Residents of Balmoral Drive, Hayes and the surrounding area are being told to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.

Seventy firefighters and ten engines are fighting the fire on Balmoral Drive in Hayes

The fire is believed to have begun in a row of garages that sit behind the road’s houses.

The London Fire Brigade said in a statement: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are tackling a blaze in a range of garages on Balmoral Drive in Hayes.

“While we tackle the Hayes garages blaze we’d ask local residents to remain indoors with their windows and doors closed.

“Ten tonnes of rubbish and a caravan are also alight.”

The statement added that the emergency services has first been called at 21.45 on Saturday evening, and that the fire was producing a lot of smoke.

A post on the Brigade’s twitter account also said: “Firefighters are working hard to bring the garages & rubbish blaze in #Hayes under control.

“There’s no reports of any injuries at this stage”


It is thought the fire began in a row of garages[/caption]


London Fire Brigade asked residents near the scene to stay indoors with their windows closed[/caption]

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