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Harrow fire: Footage shows raging flames and thick smoke as firefighters tackle incident at factory

Homes were evacuated and trains cancelled following the fire

This footage shows the huge flames coming from a factory fire in Harrow .

Firefighters were called to the scene late on Thursday September 14, bringing the fire under control after 3am on Friday September 15.

The fire was close to railway tracks, meaning the blaze has disrupted trains in and out of Euston.

London Fire Brigade said 12 people had been evacuated from nearby homes "as a precaution".

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Footage and pictures from the scene shows thick black smoke and intense flames coming from the factory in Chantry Place.

Nearly 60 firefighters were needed to tackle the fire(Image: LFB)

Station Manager Jason Jones, who was at the scene, said: “We had a very well developed fire which was extremely visible from quite a way out.

“There were propane cylinders involved so a hazard zone was set up as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

“The site is next to Headstone Lane train station and trains were stopped.

“Crews worked very hard through the night at this challenging incident to bring the fire under control.”

Flames were brought under control at 6.12am, but fire crews remain at the scene(Image: LFB)

Harrow fire: Major disruption on trains in and out of Euston expected throughout today

The Brigade was called at 11.47pm and the fire was under control at 3.17am.

Fire engines from Northolt, Wembley, Harrow, Ruislip, Mill Hill, Kingston and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.

A total of eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were sent to the scene after more than 30 emergency calls were received on Thursday, just before midnight.

A cordon was put in place in Headstone Lane.

People on a London Midland service from Euston to Milton Keynes had to be evacuated from the train at Headstone Lane, and were provided with taxis to get them to their destination.

Nearly 60 firefighters were needed to tackle the fire(Image: LFB)

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

A spokesman for National Rail said on Friday September 15: “At around 23:55 yesterday evening, a large lineside fire was reported at a timber yard near Headstone Lane.

“The emergency services have worked through the night to control the blaze.

“The damage has been looked at by structural engineers and they have declared the situation is currently unsafe for trains to run.

“Until the morning light it isn’t possible to give a full assessment of the situation."

Fire grips a building in Chantry Place(Image: LFB)

The latest statement from National Rail says: "Services will start / terminate at Milton Keynes Central.

“No trains are able to run between Milton Keynes Central and Harrow & Wealdstone.

“It is hoped a shuttle service will be able to run between London Euston and Harrow & Wealdstone however this is yet to be confirmed.

“Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service."

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