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A sprinkler system helped prevent further widespread damage at an industrial recycling warehouse fire on Scrubs Lane in Kensal Green last night.
An industrial shredder containing construction waste was completely gutted by the blaze. Around 15 workers left the building before the Brigade arrived all uninjured.
Park Royal Watch Manager Dan Green, who was at the scene said:
“The sprinkler system undoubtedly helped contain the fire from spreading further. Firefighters also worked extremely hard to create a water relay from a nearby canal which meant we were able to limit damage and bring this under control quicker.”
London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
“As well as being potentially life saving devices, sprinklers help with business continuity by minimising disruption and allowing businesses to get back to normal as soon as possible.”
The Brigade was called at 2302 and the fire was under control by 0206. Fire crews from Park Royal, Acton, Wembley, North Kensington, Paddington, West Hampstead, Northolt and Fulham fire stations attended the scene.