FLAMES shot two metres into the sky as a flat above a shop in Hounslow was badly damaged by fire.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at the second floor of the flat in Bath Road last Thursday (July 18), just after 9pm.
Kevin Hussein, watch manager at Feltham fire station, said: "When we arrived flames were shooting two metres out of the top storey of the flat above a shop.
"Crews did extremely well to contain the fire to the second floor and stop it spreading and prevent water going down to the premises below."
Four fire engines, two each from Heston and Feltham fire stations, went to the scene and 21 firefighters and officers tackled the blaze, bringing the fire under control just after 10pm.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.