Last updated: 13/08/2018, 10:24 AM

Fire at a pub - West Hampstead

12/08/2018 03:39
Fire at commercial property

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a pub of three floors on Downshire Hill in West Hampstead.

The ground floor of the property was used as a public house whilst the first and second floors were used as staff accommodation. Eleven people evacuated the staff accommodation before the arrival of the Brigade.

The building was fitted with smoke detection throughout, which sounded and raised the alarm.

A small part of the ground floor was damaged by fire and there was smoke damage throughout the property. Thankfully there were no injuries.

The Brigade was called at 0339 and the fire was under control at 0507. Fire crews from West Hampstead and Kentish Town fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of this fire is believed to be due to component failure in a commercial refrigeration unit.