TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Roughly 100 firefighters from multiple stations across the local area were deployed to a West London hotel as parts of at least five floors were consumed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
About 160 guests and staff were evacuated from Brentford hotel, the London fire brigade said.
Fifteen fire engines attended the Travelodge on Brentford High Street after the blaze began in the bin room on the ground floor of the hotel during the early hours of Wednesday. The cause of the fire is not yet known, the Guardian reported.
“When firefighters arrived they were faced with a rapidly developing fire,” said the London fire brigade’s assistant commissioner, Graham Ellis. “A single-storey bin room on the ground floor was alight and the fire had already spread to an adjacent hotel of five floors.
“Fire crews’ offensive firefighting helped stop the fire spreading further and protected large parts of the building.
“Fire crews will be damping down pockets of fire and carrying out salvage work throughout the morning.”
The fire brigade was called to the fire at 2.52am and was supported by staff from nearby fire stations.
A rest centre has been set up by Hounslow council and the high street in Brentford is closed in both directions between Green Dragon Lane and B455 Ealing Road. The London fire brigade asked members of the public to avoid the area if possible.