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Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a pizza shop with flats above on New Broadway, Uxbridge Road in Uxbridge this evening.
The fire destroyed the ground floor shop and around twenty per cent of the first and second floors. Two people left the pizza shop and one person left a flat above it before the Brigade arrived.
Station Manager Ben King who was at the scene said: “When they arrived crews were confronted with flames coming out of the front of the shop but they acted quickly to limit the spread of the fire into the flats above the take-away.”
The cause of the fire is believed to be a chip fryer left unattended in the kitchen.
The Brigade was called at 1919 and the fire was under control at 2116. Crews from Hillingdon, Hayes, Southall, Heathrow, Ruislip and Northolt fire stations attended the incident.