London Fire Brigade

Kensington - car park fire

24 January 2018

Firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict car park underneath a supermarket  on Cromwell Road in Kensington last night.

The fire crew discovered some propane cylinders close to the fire.

Hammersmith Watch Manager Paul Watson, said:

“When we arrived on the scene, there was heavy smoke coming from the derelict car park.

“Fortunately, the car park is not used by the public and there were no vehicles inside. Firefighters quickly dealt with the fire and stopped it from spreading. Our priority was to cool down the cylinders as they can explode when exposed to heat.”

Two fire engines and 10 firefighters from Hammersmith fire station attended. The Brigade was called at 1921 and the fire was under control by 1944. There were no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officers and the police.