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Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a lorry fire on North Circular Road in Stonebridge in the early hours of this morning.
An articulated lorry carrying approximately 20 tons of circus equipment caught fire while parked on the roadside. The trailer and cab were completely damaged by the blaze. A caravan from the circus fleet and two cars parked down the street were also damaged by the fire.
Three gas cylinders were also involved in the fire. Around 30 people were evacuated from neighbouring properties as of precaution because some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat. Thankfully nobody was injured.
The Brigade was called at 0155 and the fire was under control by 0359. Fire crews from Park Royal, Willesden and North Kensington fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.