North End Road Fire Update: Two People Rescued by Firefighters

Road still closed as chicken shop fire is brought under control

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London Fire Brigade have said that two people were rescued from a flat above the Chicken Cottage opposite West Kensington tube station which went on fire on Tuesday morning.

At 10.45am the brigade tweeted: " Firefighters have rescued a man & woman from the flats above the #chickenshop in West #Kensington - both have minor smoke inhalation. "

The brigade also tweeted: " The fire started in the restaurant's ducting (ventilation system) #Restaurant owners be warned - greasy ducting is a fire risk!"

The Fire Brigade were called to the fire on North End Road at 9.50am.

The brigade tweeted @LondonFire at around 10.10am:
" There are now 6 fire engines, 30 firefighters at the #chickenshop fire on North End Road, West #Kensington. "

Firefighters from Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea fire stations are all on the scene. And though the fire is reportedly now under control North End Road remains closed to traffic at the junction with Talgarth Road, causing traffic queues between Hammersmith Flyover and Earls Court. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

 

April 8, 2014