Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters attended a fire in a detached garage on Harlington Road in Uxbridge, UB8 today. The garage was destroyed by fire and the roof of a nearby bungalow was also damaged by the blaze. There was a gas cylinder in the garage, and as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat, a temporary safety cordon was set up. A man suffered burns to his arms and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The Brigade was called at 1549 and the fire was brought under control by 1706. Firefighters from Hayes, Southall and Northolt fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire’s now under investigation.