closures following fire
are still closed and properties evacuated on Monday morning following
a fire early on Sunday morning.
danger started with a fire in the courtyard at the rear of Albany
House, the flats on the corner of Ealing Road and Brentford High
Street. Large piles of cardboard and other materials had caught
fire around 00.30 on Sunday morning.
and fire officials are concerned about the presence near the fire
of large oxy-acetelene tanks - the type used for arc welding. As
one of the officers attending the scene told BrentfordTW8.com, "These
tanks can do two things. They can take off like a torpedo, smashing
the walls, or they can just explode. Either way, you don't want
to be too near it."
were evacuated in the early hours, although some residents were
unwilling to leave.
closures due to be lifted at 01.00 on Monday morning were still
in place at 07.30.
closures include -