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A fire has broken out at a block of flats in Hounslow.

Around 35 firefighters from London Fire Brigade are attending the fire at the block of flats in Wheatlands, Heston in Hounslow.

A spoksewoman for London Fire Brigade confirmed that a small area of the first floor of the block of flats is currently alight.

The Brigade first received reports of the fire at 4.23pm, and dispatched five fire engines, from stations including Heston, Southall and Feltham.

The cause of the fire is not yet known at this stage, while firefighters are still at the scene.

The London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: "Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats in Wheatlands, Hounslow.

"A small part of a first floor flat is currently alight.

"The Brigade was called at 1623 and fire crews from Heston, Southall, Feltham and surrounding fire stations are attending the incident."

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Cause still not known

The cause of the fire is still not known to firefighter as they continue to remain on the scene to damp down the fire and investigate the cause.

What was on fire?

A statement from the London Fire Brigade confirms that the fire was in a quarter of a flat on the first floor of the block of flats in Wheatlands, Heston.

Fire under control

The fire has been declared under control by the London Fire Brigade.

An official statement confirms that the fire was brought under control at 5.49pm.

Full London Fire Brigade statement

Here is the full statement on the fire in Heston, from the London Fire Brigade:

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats in Wheatlands, Hounslow.

A small part of a first floor flat is currently alight.

The Brigade was called at 1623 and fire crews from Heston, Southall, Feltham and surrounding fire stations are attending the incident.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

How did the fire start?

The cause of the fire is still not known, and is likely to be confirmed by London Fire Brigade after the fire is brought under control.

What is happening now?

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman confirmed the fire is still alight.

There are 35 firefighters from Heston, Feltham and Southall as well as other fire stations currently at the scene.

Five fire engines have been dispatched to help bring the fire under control.

Where is the fire?

A block of flats in Wheatlands, a residential close in Heston, is currently on fire.

A small part of the first floor has been ablaze since 4.23pm.