Around 60 firefighters are battling a house fire in New Malden this morning (Tuesday, April 26). The traffic is blocked in both directions on the A240 Kingston Road due to the blaze in Kingston Road. London Fire confirmed the fire incident in a tweet this morning.
London Fire Brigade said eight fire engines had been sent to the scene with the ground floor, first floor and roof of a mid-terraced house alight. Fire crews from New Malden, Surbiton, Kingston, Wimbledon and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson told SurreyLive: “The first of our medics arrived in under three minutes. We treated three people at the scene and took one man to hospital as a priority.”
Traffic and travel disruption is expected in the area because of this. Travel monitor site Inrix reported at 9.13am: “A2043 Kingston Road blocked, queueing traffic due to building fire between Dickerage Lane (New Malden) and King Henrys Road (Kingston Upon Thames). Congestion to New Malden High Street, and back to the A3. Also queues back into Kingston. Diversion – for buses 131, K5 and X26.”
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Kingston Police also tweeted that several homes have been evacuated. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
SurreyLive will contact the emergency services, including police, fire and ambulance for comment. You can follow out live blog below of the incident for the latest updates.
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