Park Royal fire: 125 firefighters tackle huge blaze at industrial bakery

The London Fire Brigade asked residents to keep their doors and windows closed as the blaze raged.

Londoners were asked to keep their windows and doors closed this morning after a massive fire at an industrial bakery in Ealing.

Around 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters were called to the factory on Minerva Road, Park Royal at 3.23am this morning and the fire was under control by 6.10am.

The London Fire Brigade tackled a massive fire at an industrial bakery in Park Royal.

Fire crews from Park Royal, Willesden, Wembley, North Kensington, Ealing, Chiswick and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

The London Fire Brigade said that most of the ground floor and half of the roof of the single-storey building was damaged by fire.

However there were no reports of any injuries.

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Firefighters removed 11 gas cylinders as a precaution, as some can explode when exposed to heat.

The London Fire Brigade said that most of the ground floor and half of the roof of the single-storey building was damaged by fire.

Station commander Paul Morgan, who was at the scene, said: "Firefighters were faced with a fully-developed fire on arrival.

"One person left the building before the Brigade arrived.

"Crews worked incredibly hard to contain the fire to the single-storey building and prevent further damage.

“The blaze produced some smoke and we asked residents in the local area to keep their windows and doors closed.

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"One of the Brigade’s 32-metre turntable ladders was used as a water tower to get water on to the building externally.

“Firefighters also used one of our drones to provide an aerial view and support observational awareness.

"There was a cordon in place as a precaution and Minerva Road was closed."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.