Last updated: 26/07/2018, 10:05 AM

Rubbish fire - West Drayton

26/07/2018 01:09
Outdoor fire

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at the rear of a disused office block on Bath Road in Heathrow last night.

Around half of a 20-25 tonnes of rubbish was destroyed in the fire as well as surrounding fencing and trees.

Watch Manager Hamza Badhwal was at the scene and said: “Fire crews wore breathing apparatus to put out the fire due to heavy smoke logging. Once the fire was under control, firefighters remained on scene damping down for several hours through the night to ensure the pile of rubbish did not reignite.”

The Brigade was called at 0109 and the fire was under control by 0330. Fire crews from Heathrow, Hayes, Feltham and Hillingdon fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Met police.