A fire has ripped through two large buildings on a boatyard on an island in the River Thames in south-west London.
Around 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze on Platt’s Eyot island in Hampton, Richmond upon Thames.
The emergency services were called shortly before 5.15pm to reports of two industrial units on fire, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.
Some 15 fire engines were at the scene on Monday evening, with crews forced to carry their equipment to the blaze by hand as the island can only be accessed via a footbridge.
Footage from the incident showed two large buildings at the Hampton Boat Sheds on fire, while subsequent photos showed just the charred remains of the structures.
Firefighters continue to tackle a fire at two single-storey industrial units on Platt’s Eyot island. The only access is via a footbridge, therefore all the equipment had to be carried by hand to the scene by firefighters https://t.co/JUVeePHGDdpic.twitter.com/VRKbGrnxT4
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) May 3, 2021
LFB said its control room had received more than 60 calls about the blaze.
Fire crews from Twickenham, Kingston, Feltham, Heston, Richmond and other neighbouring stations are at the scene.