Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters tackled a pub fire on Greenford Road in Sudbury Hill yesterday evening.
The whole of the roof and the first floor of the pub were alight. Thankfully, there are currently no reports of any injuries.
London Fire Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 12 calls to the blaze.
Station Commander Gary Deacon, who was at the scene, said: “The fire was producing a large amount of smoke and those in the local area were advised to keep their windows and doors shut until smoke subsided.
“A 25-metre cordon has been put in place as a precaution and traffic is building up, so please avoid the area where possible.
“The roof of the building has partially collapsed and crews are expected to remain on scene for some time this evening extinguishing remaining pockets of fire.”
Photos posted by members of Harrow Online show the aftermath of the fire. Images shared from local residents in the nearby High street showed the severity of the blaze that could be seen for miles.
London Fire Brigade were called at 5:49pm and the fire was under control by 7:13pm. Fire crews from Northolt, Harrow, Southall and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.