London Fire Brigade

Hounslow - restaurant fire

01 February 2018

Firefighters have issued a safety reminder to restaurant owners to make sure their extraction systems are kept clean after a fire at a restaurant in Hanworth Road, Hounslow.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at the restaurant with flats above.

Part of the ground floor, almost half of a flat on the first floor, a small part of the roof and all the ducting from the ground floor to the roof were damaged in the fire. There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade’s fire investigators believe the fire started in the ducting on the ground floor and was caused by a build up of fat and grease deposits.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “The fire spread via the restaurant’s ducting.

“This serves as a timely reminder to all restaurant and takeaway owners to always take care to make sure their extraction systems are kept clean.

“A build up of fat and grease within the filters can lead to a fire.”

The Brigade was called at 1115 and the fire was under control by 1306. Fire crews from Heston, Feltham, Twickenham, Southall and Ealing fire stations attended the scene.