Wimbledon – gas cylinder fire – update

The hazard zone has now been removed from Coombe Lane, SW20, following yesterday’s fire, which was caused by a gas cylinder that caught fire.

All of the residents affected by the fire have been notified that they can now return to their homes.

Councillor Samantha George, Deputy Leader of Merton Council, who attended the scene yesterday said:

“I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police Service and Merton Council officers for dealing with yesterday’s incident so well.

“They all handled the situation brilliantly under what were very difficult circumstances. Yesterday was an arduous day for all concerned, so I am delighted that normality has now been restored to Coombe Lane.’

The cause of the fire is still unknown