The major house fire in Hayes on Monday afternoon (April 10) left no casualties, according to the fire brigade.
Fire crews were called to Lundy Drive at 12.22pm after a house caught fire, and the blaze quickly spread to four other houses.
At its peak, 60 officers and eight fire engines were called to the scene from Hillingdon , Northolt and surrounding areas, but the fire service confirmed on Tuesday (April 11) that no one was injured.
The fire affected the roofs of four houses – the first floors of two properties and the ground floor of another were also damaged.
London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 12 people evacuated houses before they arrived.
Station manage Nick Saunders, who was at the scene, said: “This was a challenging fire and our crews worked hard to bring it under control to prevent it from spreading to further properties.
“Firefighters also identified that there were cylinders nearby and quickly removed them to safety before they could become involved in the fire.”
The fire was under control by 3.15pm and crews remained on the scene damping down.
LFB said the cause of the fire was under investigation.
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