Posted: 12.10.21 at 14:36 by Hannah Davenport
Firefighters remain at the scene of the house fire and explosion first reported this morning on North Road, Southall.
The fire has caused significant structural damage to the end of the terrace house, converted into flats, as well as damage to part of the roof and first floor.
Seven people left the building before the Brigade arrived and one man was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
Urban Search & Rescue crews have searched the building and there are no further injuries reported at this stage.
Firefighters are expected to stay at the scene for some time.
Station Commander Matt Williams, who was at the scene, said: "Crews tackled a fire on the first floor using an aerial ladder.
"Our Urban Search and Rescue crews carried out a systematic search of the building to check there were no other people inside.
"There were some local road closures in place so we advised motorists to avoid the area where possible.
"North Road at the junctions of High Street, Kinglsey Avenue and Shruberry Road were closed."
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
AA traffic reports there is still currently a build up of traffic along North Road and the adjacent High Street and Uxbridge Road, as of 2:30 pm.
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