Around 80 firefighters called to blaze on Minerva Road
A massive plume of smoke could be seen across west London this Thursday evening (23 July) after a fire broke out at a bakery in Park Royal.
The majority of the two storey building on Minerva Road caught fire and 15 fire engines and around 80 firefighters attended.
Initial calls to 999 suggested residential properties were also on fire but the Brigade says this does not appear to be the case.
Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis said, “This is a severe, complex and highly visible fire with our 999 Control taking over 50 calls in the early stages. There is a lot of thick black smoke in the area and we’d ask local residents to close their doors and windows.
“Due to the layout of the building and access to pockets of fire that remain we will be at the scene throughout the night. Thankfully there are no reports of any injuries."
The Brigade was called at 6.19pm. Fire crews from Acton and surrounding fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
July 23, 2020