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Single storey units ‘destroyed by fire’ as residents evacuated in West Hendon

Residents were evacuated as London Fire Brigade took 44 calls reporting a large fire at a range of car workshops in Colindale last night (7 October).

The brigade has said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Fire crew in West Hendon
West Hendon Fire. Credit: M Locmer

London Fire Brigade told Harrow Online: “Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a range of car workshops on West Hendon Broadway in Colindale.

“The single storey units were destroyed by fire. As a precaution, residents were evacuated from nearby properties.

“At the height of the fire it was very visible prompting 44 calls to the Brigade’s 999 Control centre.

“There was major congestion on the A5 between the North Circular and Station Road. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

“The M1 motorway was temporally closed between junctions 1 and 4 and rail services also faced disruption, both are now back in service.

“The Brigade was called at 1842 and the fire was under control by 2229. Fire crews from Hendon, West Hampstead, Willesden, Mill Hill, Stanmore and Feltham fire stations were in attendance.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”