Fire in the Cafe

Reports are coming in that there has been a fire in or at the Cafe and the Park is closed.

The London Fire Brigade suspect arson and the Park is closed because it may be a crime scene.

Gunnersbury Park and Museum has tweeted  in reply to the LFB (9.21)  Many thanks for all your help, and for saving the Rothschild Carriages!

Full report from below

9.13 Friday 29th May

A fire has hit the café at Gunnersbury Park in the early hours of Friday morning (29 May).

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to the scene at around 12.54am.

Part of the ground floor and the roof of the café were alight. There are no reports of any injuries.

Station Commander Peter Wolfenden who was at the scene said,”Road closures were put in place whilst crews worked hard to bring the fire under control and stop it spreading further.

“The fire was located within the roof of the building and crews used cutting gear to gain access and extinguish the fire.

“The café has a historic display area, containing display items like horse-drawn carriages, and firefighters safely removed these from the building.

“Crews are expected to remain on scene for several hours damping down.”

Fire crews from Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Richmond and surrounding fire stations were at the scene. They brought the blaze under control at 4.26am.

The café had been closed to the public during lockdown.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.