After multiple loud explosions in a London street in Hounslow emergency services were called. Four fire engines and rougly 25 firefighters were called to Rosebery Road after a garage caught alight. Early reports have indicated a fire broke out which caused two gas pipe explosions.
Local residents were able to record the smoke from the fire and the subsequent explosions.
The explosions also caused debris to fly into the home opposite, no injuries from the flying debris have been confirmed.
There have not yet been any confirmed deaths but a man and woman are being treated for minor smoke inhalation.
The London Fire Brigade received a total of 25 calls about the fire with the earliest being at 11:30 am on Wednesday.
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Fire crews from Heston, Twickenham and Hillingdon fire stations were able to get the fire under control by 12:51 pm.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.
The London Fire Brigade also took to Twitter to comment on the incident and inform concerned Londoners.
The Twitter post read: “The garage fire in Hounslow is under control.
London explosion: The explosions also caused debris to fly into the home opposite, no injuries from the flying debris have been confirmed.
“The building was destroyed by the blaze and the window of a nearby property was damaged by flying debris from the cylinders exploding.
“A man and woman have been treated on scene for minor smoke inhalation.”
This is the second fire in the Hounslow area this week.
Hounslow Heath Police department on July 28 posted on Twitter that firefighters were forced to deal with a fire.
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London explosion: The London Fire Brigade also took to Twitter to comment on the incident and inform concerned Londoners.
The post read: “Yesterday Hounslow Heath SNT officers PC Virk and Irving were alerted by local residents about a fire on Parkside Road.
“London Fire Brigade attended and the fire was extinguished.”
Hounslow Heath’s local Councilor Vickram Grewal also thanked the fire department for quickly responding to the incident on Parkside Road.