FIREFIGHTERS arrived in the nick of time to stop a roof blaze burning down a Shepherd's Bush house.
Builders were working on the roof of the property in Pennard Road at about 1pm on Wednesday (April 10) when timber caught fire, and threatened to spread quickly.
But four crews from Kensington, North Kensington, Fulham and Hammersmith were there in a flash and got the fire under control.
Watch manager Roland Heal said: "The whole lot could have gone up very quickly. It only needs a blowtorch to catch a bit of rotting timber and you can have fire spreading very easily."
The property had no smoke detectors and will now be fitted with them by the brigade for free. Mr Heal said anyone who is interested in having free alarms installed in their home should contact London Fire Brigade for an appointment.