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Roof collapses and comes ‘clean off house’ in Harrow

London Fire Brigade have said that a family in Harrow had a ‘very lucky escape’ as their roof came clean off of their house on Drury Road last night (15 Dec).

 

The Brigade was called at 6:50pm. Three fire engines and a number of specialist units from Harrow, Northolt and Heston fire stations attended the scene.

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The roof came completely off the property. (Credit: David Nathan).

One woman and eight children were in the property at the time of the incident and thankfully escaped before the Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.

 

Station Commander, John Baldwin who was at the scene, said: “The family have had a lucky escape. I’ve unfortunately attended a number of building collapses in my 22 year career but I’ve never seen a roof slide off a home.

“Firefighters made the scene safe and salvaged some personal items for the family.”

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London Fire Brigade at the scene in Harrow. (Credit: David Nathan)

The incident was over for firefighters by 7:33pm.