Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a restaurant on Higham Mews in Northolt.
The fire started in the restaurant’s kitchen and was out on arrival of the Brigade but was still smoking. A small part of the kitchen was damaged by the fire as a result of oil in a pan catching alight and spreading into the kitchen’s ducting (ventilation system).
Fortunately there were no diners in the restaurant at the time of the incident but four restaurant staff and around fifty people self- evacuated on arrival of the Brigade from the seven storey flats above the restaurant. One man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service.
Fire crews spent time searching the whole premises ensuring fire hadn’t spread through the ventilation system to the rest of the building.
The Brigade was called at 2047 and the incident was over for the Brigade by 2256. Fire crews from Northolt, Ealing, Southall and Wembley fire stations were at the scene.