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June 19, 2008

HOUNSLOW BURNING

Photo: Richmond Twickenham Times

On June 10, 2008, fire swept a block of flats at Bennett Close in Hounslow, according to the Richmond Twickenham Times. Firefighters rescued a man and escorted other occupants to safety, the newspaper said.

INCIDENT REPORT
09:18
G39 FELTHAM
15 PUMP FIRE PERSONS REPORTED
101467081
BENNETT CLOSE HOUNSLOW
Block of flats of 3 and 4 floors, 30m x 20m, 30% of 1st floor damaged by fire, 35% of 2nd floor damaged by fire, 40% of 3rd floor damaged by fire, 75% of roof damaged by fire and partial collapse. 1 person rescued from 1st floor flat by breathing apparatus crew via internal staircase, 11 persons led to safety by breathing apparatus crews from various floors, 8 persons escaped from various floors before arrival of brigade. 4 jets, 1 aerial ladder platform monitor, 1 hydraulic platform monitor, damage control tender, hose layer and water relay.