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60 firefighters dealt with a fire in a maisonette on Elmcroft Close, Feltham this morning.
Thankfully no people were involved in the fire. Around half of the first floor and all of the roof was alight.
Station Manager Mike Cotton who was at the scene said:
“Crews dealt with a well developed fire in a block two maisonettes, one of the flats was alight. Firefighters worked hard to stop the blaze spreading to the adjacent property.
“As the fire developed in the roof, it was difficult for firefighters to access some parts of the building due to the roof collapse and so a crew from Paddington fire station used their Turntable Ladder to assist in tackling the fire and observe from above. This was a tricky pitch for a large appliance in a confined street but by positioning the appliance carefully they were able to pitch the ladder avoiding the telephone wires from nearby telegraph poles to keep damage and disruption to a minimum."
Fire engines from stations including Feltham and Heston fire stations were at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 0353 and the fire was under control at 0715.
The cause of the fire is not known at this time.