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Shepherd's Court fire update

A Hammersmith & Fulham Council spokesperson said:

“The London Fire Brigade is still investigating the cause of the fire at Shepherd’s Court, on the Charecroft Estate in Shepherd’s Bush, on Friday.

“There were no serious injuries at the scene, and no-one required hospital treatment. Three people were treated by the London Ambulance Service at the scene.

“It has already been established that the fire was not started deliberately. There has been considerable speculation on social media and in the local community regarding a tumble dryer being the cause of the fire. The publication of the official London Fire Brigade investigation report will establish the cause of the fire. In the meantime, any resident with any concerns about their tumble dryer should contact their manufacturer.

Cllr Sue Fennimore, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, said:

“Residents have been able to move back into most properties in the block. Tenants on the affected floors who needed urgent temporary accommodation were housed by H&F on Friday night and over the weekend, and we are continuing to help around 20 families affected by the fire.

“The council has contacted affected residents with details of a “one stop surgery" in the local area, which will run from 9am – 1pm every day this week. Anyone wanting further information on the surgery, or any other issue, can contact the North Housing Office at White City on 020 8753 4808.

“I was on the ground in Shepherd’s Bush on Friday evening and over the weekend, and saw first-hand the tremendous response of the London Fire Brigade, other emergency services and local residents and businesses, who responded so brilliantly in extremely challenging circumstances.”