30 homes saved as firefighters tackle blaze in west London

Dozens of firefighters saved around 30 homes as they tackled a fire involving trees, hedges, bushes and floors in west London.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 10 fire engines and about 70 firefighters were called to the fire on Hereford Road in Feltham at 4:35pm on Sunday.

About 60 residents had to evacuate their homes due to the amount of smoke.

Station Commander Tamer Ozdemir said: “Firefighters worked extremely hard in the hot, arduous conditions to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring areas.

“Their hard work has saved about 30 homes on Hereford Road.”

A fleet of drones helped the crews identify further hotspots in the surrounding woodland.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Avni Dudhia, 32, said: ‘For about 40 minutes at least it was just flames and lots of thick black smoke.

“Our house was probably 600 to 700 meters away from the fire.

“It’s definitely scary because you can see how quickly the fire spreads through the trees to the right, so much smoke.”

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