Six fire appliances are at single-storey car workshop blaze in Byfleet with the risk of a further explosion from an Oxy Acetylene cylinder If you live nearby keep windows and doors shut that’s the advice from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service this afternoon. Police have closed Parvis Road in West Byfleet as thirty fire fighters tackle the blaze. Camphill Road,Pyford Road and Highfield Road are also effected closure. Traffic is grid locked in the area as driver seek alternative routes.
Fire Crews and an Aerial ladder platform have been sent to tackle a blaze that has broken out after it is understood a worker in the garage was using wielding equipment and hit the fuel line of a van that was up on a ramp having repair work carried out.
No one has been hurt as a result of the fire and everyone has many to escape it is understood. Fire crews from Painshill were called to a van fire just after 1.45pm on Wednesday afternoon but required further crews from Woking, Walton, Esher, Guildford and Chertsey to assist in tackling the blaze. Surrounding Businesses in the area have also been evacuated. The van was well alight on crews arrival and had spread to the workshop. Nearby residents said they heard a number of explosion. This was due to can of breaking cleaning fuild that had been caught in the blaze. It is understood that this helped to fuel the fire. Crews also had to tackle waste oil in the workshop that had caught alight.
Fire fighters in breathing apparatus are using a CAFS (Compress Air Foam System) to tackle the blaze.