Seven People Rescued from Fire in Shepherd's Bush

Fire brigade guided out occupants trapped in Stanlake Road flat


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Firefighters rescued seven people from a fire at a house converted into flats on Stanlake Road in Shepherd's Bush, in the early hours of this morning (Monday 17th November).

One person was rescued from a second floor flat roof, four people were rescued from a first floor window and two people were rescued from a flat on the ground floor.

The aftermath of the blaze

The Brigade was called at 3.55am and the fire was under control at less than an hour later.

The Brigade’s control officers gave vital fire survival guidance over the phone to the two occupants on the ground floor who were trapped in their flat by fire. The 999 call handlers stayed on the phone until firefighters in breathing apparatus arrived.

Watch Manager John Bishop who was the first fire officer at the scene, said: “On arrival there was a lot of smoke pouring out from the property and as control officers had informed me people were still inside the building I quickly committed a rescue team in breathing apparatus and requested further fire engines to help with the rescuing of several people on the upper floors and roof who were calling for help.”

Station Manager Nic Myatt said:“The firefighters hard work and quick thinking saved the lives of those they rescued.”

All seven people were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.

Part of a four roomed flat on the first floor was damaged by fire. Fire engines from Kensington, Hammersmith and North Kensington fire stations were at the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

November 17, 2014