Worried neighbours in Brentford have demanded action from the authorities after a wave of arson attacks near a derelict pub.
Fearful residents of York Road and Brook Lane North claim the former New England pub has attracted troublemakers and flytippers to the area and is ultimately responsible for a wave of car fires in recent months, including three this week.
Just last month the Chronicle highlighted their concerns that the owner of the pub site was using the building to make money from advertising hoardings while allowing the structure itself to fall into disrepair.
Nicky Cross, 54, of York Road, said: "Something needs to be done. At around 3.30am on Monday somebody set fire to a car, which in turn set two other vehicles alight. I'm worried the pub will go up next.
"I have peeked behind the hoardings and the pub is filled with rubbish. If that catches light it could be extremely dangerous for those of us living in the area."
One of the cars set alight belonged to Kieran Hill, a 21-year-old who only moved into the street the day before.
Police officers and councillors met on Monday and decided that York Road should be listed as a high-priority area and that CCTV should be installed.
Residents have also been told the advertising hoardings, which do not have planning permission, will have to be removed by October 1.
Nicky hopes this will encourage the owner to do something with the building.
The owners of the site were unavailable for comment.