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Statement regarding house fire in Neasden

We were called at 12.51 this morning to reports of a fire in Sonia Gardens NW10. We sent the air ambulance doctor in a car, four ambulance crews, our hazardous area response team, a single clinician in a fast response car and two duty managers.

Sadly four children and one adult were dead at the scene. Our staff treated a five year old boy in cardiac arrest but, despite extensive efforts, were unable to resuscitate him.

We treated two further patients for burn injuries: a man reported to be 55 years old and a female reported to be 16 years old. They were both taken to St Mary’s Hospital as a priority. The female patient was escorted by the air ambulance doctor.

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Notes to editors:

The hazardous area response team is a specialist group of staff who have been trained to provide life-saving medical care in hostile environments such as industrial accidents and natural disasters.