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Fifty eight firefighters and officers tackled a fire in a house on Laurel Road in Barnes this evening.
Three people left the semi detached house before the arrival of the Brigade. Half of the ground floor was alight.
Speaking from the scene at the time of the fire, Station Manager Clive Robinson said:
“Crews worked hard in difficult conditions as heavy smoke logging in the house meant it was difficult to access the seat of the fire and they worked hard to minimise the fire spread. While most of the fire is now out, we are likely to be here for some time, possibly overnight while we damp down."
Eight fire engines from stations including Hammersmith, Richmond, Fulham and Chiswick were at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 1946 and the fire was under control at 2246 but crews were expected to be damping down for some time.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.