Feltham fire: Firefighters save 30 homes as inferno sweeps across Hereford Road gardens

Videos and photos of the scene show a huge fire pumping out vast clouds of thick grey smoke with powerful flames engulfing plants and scorching fencing.

Firefighters battled to save 30 homes from an inferno sweeping across a row of gardens in Feltham, west London.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to the blaze on Hereford Road, in Hounslow, where they tackled a blaze involving trees, hedgerows and shrubs at the rear of a row of properties.

Undergrowth and decking caught alight yesterday (Sunday, August 7) at just after 4.30pm.

Firefighters battled to save 30 homes from an inferno sweeping across a row of gardens in Feltham, west London. Photo: LFB

Videos and photos of the scene show a huge fire pumping out vast clouds of thick grey smoke with powerful flames engulfing plants and scorching fencing.

Around 60 residents were evacuated but there were no reports of any injuries.

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One witness, who shared a video of the blaze, wrote on Twitter: “You are all so brave, London Fire! Thank you for all you do.”

One garden shed was destroyed by the fire and another 15 sheds were damaged.

Several properties suffered minor damage to windows, patio doors and guttering.

Station commander Tamer Ozdemir, who was at the scene, said: “Firefighters worked incredibly hard in hot, arduous conditions to stop the blaze spreading to nearby properties.

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“Their hard work saved approximately 30 homes in Hereford Road. Around 60 residents were evacuated due to the amount of smoke.

“Our drone team was on scene assisting crews with identifying further hot spots in the surrounding woodland.”

Crews also removed a number of cylinders which were involved in the fire as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

The fire service took 44 calls to the blaze after they were first alerted at 4.35pm, and it took until 9.11pm for the fire to be brought under control.

Fire crews from Hillingdon, Kingston, Southall, Surbiton, Tooting and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.