Police were called the address at around 7.45pm following reports of gas and upon arrival they found around 70 cannabis plants in various rooms.
getwestlondon has spoken to a number of residents who have shared their experience after they were evacuated and told to head around the corner to wait in McDonald's.
Speaking to getwestlondon , Lourdine Dias, 47, explained how she and her family spent more than three hours waiting around: "I had to get out from the house as quickly as possible because a policeman was knocking on the door so they said 'you have to vacate the house as soon as possible."
She added: "They asked us to go to McDonald's which is nearby and to sit there for a while 'till they finish their work and whatever they are finding out.
"We were there at around half past 10, we were in there and until after that 'till quarter to two with no food, nobody ask us anything about, nobody offered anything for us so we had to pay our own money for the food, so we had to order and we had to eat our food there.
"With our kids and all, small kids, so we had to sit there, we had to wait there, so next day we couldn't take our children to school because it was too late for the kids to sleep."
Residents believe a boarded up flat on the third floor is the one which police forced entry into.
Stuart Brown said a Councillor who was on hand explained residents could keep receipts to claim back money spent on their unplanned evening meal.
He said: "One of my friends rang me up and goes 'where are you 'cuz we're all being evacuated, this was about 10.30pm at night."
"We wandered out onto the grass, saw no-one else and then wandered back in and then about half an hour later, three policemen were on the door going 'why aren't you out of here?'
"The council guy said, if you want, if you keep your receipts they will be paid for."
Fiyez Abdulghani, 48, was evacuated alongside his family, he explained: "The neighbour told us, so we came out with our neighbour, so that was around eight or nine o'clock, something like that and then we came back at 10 after one hour, then we just stayed about half an hour, then the police turned up at every door to evacuate."
Following the incident, a spokesman for McDonald's said: "We work closely with the police and invited those affected into the restaurant, where they were able to stay until they received further police guidance."
According to police no arrests have been made.
Officers are investigating and enquires are being carried out to trace the occupant of the flat.
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