Friday, 8 Dec 2023

Five dead after home destroyed in horror fire with only one survivor

Five people have died in a fire in west London after a house went up in flames.

Only one man managed to escape the raging inferno in Hounslow after it first broke out on Sunday evening (November 12).

He has been rushed to hospital, while another person remains unaccounted for.

Once firefighters managed to enter the property on Channel Close, they found a further five people on the first floor of the home, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

70 firefighters battled the blaze from 10.26pm, bringing it under control by 1.25am this morning.

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London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe offered his condolences following the tragedy.

He said: “This is a terribly sad incident and the thoughts of all of us at London Fire Brigade are with the family, friends and all those affected at this difficult time.”

Fire crews from Heston, Southall, Twickenham, Hayes, Feltham and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

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