Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters dealt with a hotel fire on High Street in Brentford.
London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis who was at the scene said:
“When firefighters arrived they were faced with a rapidly developing fire. A single storey bin room on the ground floor of a neighbouring building was alight and the fire had already spread to an adjacent hotel of five floors. Fire crews offensive firefighting helped stop the fire spreading further and protected large parts of the building. The Brigade’s Control took seventeen 999 calls to the visible blaze.
“Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the hotel and around 160 guests and staff evacuated the building. There were no reports of any injuries. A rest centre has been set up by the local authority.
"This is an excellent example of multi-agencies working together to bring a challenging incident under control with no injuries. Police, London Ambulance Service, Hounslow Council, Transport for London and Travelodge’s cohesive approach is ensuring that normality can be restored to the local community as quickly as possible.
“Fire crews will be damping down pockets of fire and carrying out salvage work throughout the morning. Please avoid the area during the morning commute if possible.
The Brigade was called at 0252 and the fire was under control by 0653. Fire crews from Chiswick, Heston, Acton, Richmond, Ealing, Hammersmith, Southall and surround fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officers and the police.