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Harrow fire: How you can help joinery completely destroyed by massive blaze

The warehouse was devastated in a huge fire, along with workers' livelihoods

The owner of a Harrow joinery left devastated by a blaze has set up an online fundraising page to help rebuild his business.

More than 50 firefighters and four fire engines worked tirelessly to tackle the fire that broke out at a factory and offices in Chantry Place , Harrow, on Thursday (September 14) at 11.47pm.

While no injuries were reported, the two-storey warehouse building was destroyed in the blaze which the London Fire Brigade (LFB) worked into the next day to control.

Speaking to getwestlondon on Friday (September 15) Mr Pindoria, the owner of Pacestar Joinery, said: "I feel so sorry for my workers.

"Some are still here with me and some I've sent home as obviously there's nothing they can do.

"Their tools are in there and their whole livelihood is gone with it.

"I'm just struggling to comprehend what has happened."

He added: "I'm just in shock.

Pacestar Joinery was badly damaged by the flames(Image: Katherine Clementine)

"It's a manufacturing joinery, and there's a lot of timber and materials in there.

"I'm worried about all the equipment too, and what state it's going to be in.

"There's some expensive machinery in there."

On Sunday (September 17) Mr Pindoria set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise money to recuperate his business and allow he and his workers to pay for the vital equipment they lost in the fire.

More than 50 firefighters were needed to tackle the fire(Image: LFB)

On the page, he said: "Over the last couple of days the devastation of what this fire means has been playing heavily on my every waking moment.

"My youngest son is serving his CITB Bench Joinery Apprenticeship at Pacestar.

"Over the 13 months that he has proudly worked there he has spent many hundreds of pounds on specialist tools - all were lost in the fire as the joiners keep their tools on site. All of the other joiners there will have also lost their tools too.

"I can't sit worrying, I just have to try to help somehow.

"Asking for help in this way really goes against the grain (no pun intended), and it isn't something I'd usually do but I have been prompted to set up this fund by an elderly lady who lives in the retirement complex where I work."

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

You can visit Pacestar Joinery's Go Fund Me Page here https://www.gofundme.com/help-pacestar-joiners-after-fire.

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