Eight fire engines and around 40 firefighters are attending a fire in a single storey workshop on Thurlow Gardens in Wembley.
Part of the workshop is alight and cylinders, including acetylene, are believed to be involved in the fire. A hazard zone has been set up as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.
Station Manager John Gaffney, who is at the scene:
“Around 25 people have been evacuated from surrounding properties and businesses. Crews have stopped the fire from spreading and are working hard to bring the fire under control.”
Police are advising motorists to avoid the Harrow Road area of Wembley. Thurlow Gardens and Lancelot Road are currently closed and Harrow Road from the Sudbury roundabout to Park lane Wembley is due to be closed shortly.
The Brigade was called at 1153. Crews from Ealing, Acton, Wembley, Heston, Paddington and Finchley are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.