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Roof collapse in SW London

Investigations continue after the roofs of three terraced buildings collapsed in West Brompton on Saturday. The London Fire Brigade has now passed the incident over to Kensington and Chelsea Council.

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Property roofs collapse after 'form of explosion'

Fire crews were called to Fernshaw Road just before midday Credit: ITN

A number of homes have been evacuated after a 'form of explosing' in west Brompton caused the roofs of three terrace houses to collapse.

Fire crews were called to Fernshaw Road just before midday after reports of a loud bang. Luckily no one was hurt and crews continue to investigate what caused it .

Debris from the ornate parapet had fallen from onto the pavement Credit: ITN

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:

"Four fire rescue units from Chelsea, Euston, Battersea and Edmonton fire stations were at the scene, along with two fire engines from Chelsea and one fire engine from Fulham. An aerial ladder from Paddington was also in attendance.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation."

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