Hounslow: Three children among five people who died in house fire near school and Brentford training ground
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Met Police detectives and London Fire Brigade are investigating the cause of the fire in Hounslow.
Around 70 firefighters and 10 engines were called to a house fire in Channel Close on Sunday night (November 12).
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found a further five people on the first floor of the building. They were pronounced dead at the scene. One person remains unaccounted for.
The Met said all five victims were members of the same family - and include three children.
London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said: “This is a terribly sad incident and the thoughts of all of us at London Fire Brigade are with the family, friends and all those affected at this difficult time.
“Staff will be in the local community today to offer support and advice where needed.
“The welfare of our staff is very important and all those involved will be offered support from our counselling and trauma service.”
The ground floor and first floors of the mid-terraced house were destroyed and part of the roof was damaged.
The brigade was called at 10.26pm and the fire was under control by 1.25am. Fire crews from Heston, Southall, Twickenham, Hayes, Feltham and surrounding fire stations attended. Nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution. Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, responsible for policing in Hounslow, said: “My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who very sadly lost their lives in this tragic incident. I don’t underestimate the impact that this will have on the wider community and beyond. I understand that there will be a demand for answers and my officers are working to establish exactly what has happened.”
The force said in a statement: "Enquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing. At this early stage in the investigation there have been no arrests."
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and give reference 6845/12NOV.