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Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with a house fire on Weald Road in Uxbridge, yesterday night.
Fire crews contained the blaze to a first floor bedroom. Nobody was home, and thankfully no one was injured. The alarm was raised by a neighbour who heard the smoke alarm sounding.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:
"Yet again smoke alarms alerts neighbours who then dial 999. Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is to have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home."
The Brigade was called at 2104 and the fire was under control by 2158. Fire crews from Hillingdon, Hayes and Southall fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.