Posted: 12.10.21 at 11:48 by Hannah Davenport
Emergency services are on scene as fire fighters currently tackle a house fire on North Road in Southall.
The London Fire Brigade were called at 9:48 am this morning to reports of a fire and explosion at a house, with part of an end of a terrace house alight.
According to the London Fire Brigade, one man has been treated at the scene and seven people left the house before the Brigade arrived.
There has been significant structural damage to an end of the terrace house and a fire on the first floor.
Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the blaze on the road off the High Street, in Southall.
Ealing Police announced at 11 am that Emergency Service were at the scene and a road closure has now been put in place.
Police have said to avoid the area if possible.
Station Commander Matt Williams, who is at the scene, said: "Crews are tackling a fire on the first floor using an aerial ladder.
"There are some local road closures in place so we would advise motorists to avoid the area where possible.
"North Road at the junctions of High Street, Kinglsey Avenue and Shruberry Road has been closed.
"Firefighters are likely to be on scene for some time and there's a number of schools and colleges in the area which may impact traffic later on this afternoon."
AA traffic reported the road closure: Road closed due to building fire at a house on North Road both ways from A4020 High Street to Kingsley Avenue.
There is currently a build up of traffic along North Road and the adjacent High Street and Uxbridge Road.
Fire crews from Southall, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hayes, Northolt and Heston fire stations are at the scene.
Leader of Ealing Council, Peter Mason and Cllr for Southall announced on twitter that Ealing Council officers are also on site to support the emergency services and local residents.
The cause of the fire is still not known at this stage.
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