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Southall fire live: Updates after 100 firefighters tackled massive blaze at West London temple


Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters have tackled a massive fire at a West London temple, and black smoke could be seen billowing from its windows.

Footage seen by My London shows dense black smoke billowing out of the Sri Guru Amardas Sahib Ji Gurdwara, a Sikh temple in Southall.

Part of the first floor and roof of the building on Clifton Road were alight, according to the London Fire Brigade.

No people are believed to have been involved in the fire and its cause is not yet known.

Firefighters were called at 12.29pm today (July 15) and remain at the scene.

The fire has now been brought under control, but firefighters will have to stay at the scene overnight and are urging people to stay away from the area so they can deal with the damage.

Station Commander Richard Janssens, who is at the scene, said: “Firefighters are tackling a significant fire which has taken hold of the roof of the building.

“There is also residential accommodation at the rear of the building, but at at this stage, there are no reports of any people being involved.

“This is in a very busy part of Southall so there is a lot of traffic and we would advise motorists to avoid the area where possible.”

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