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Eight fire engines rush to Brent, people advised to ‘keep windows closed due to smoke’

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire on Minster Road in Kilburn today.

The fire has occurred at a three-storey detached house converted into flats. A ground floor flat is alight.

At the time of the incident, a spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said, “People in the area are advised to keep windows and doors closed due to the amount of smoke being produced. Road closures are also in place including on the A5 (Shoot-Up Hill) at the junction of Minster Road. Drivers are advised to find alternative routes with traffic disruption expected.”

One man left the flat before firefighters arrived and he was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. Five other people also left the building before firefighters arrived.

The Brigade was called at 10:47am and the fire was extinguished by 12:26pm. Crews from West Hampstead, Paddington, North Kensington and surrounding fire stations were at the scene in Kilburn.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.