Firefighters tackle large blaze at Richmond spa

Around 100 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a spa joined to a hotel in west London.

Half of the roof of the building, in Richmond Hill, was alight, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Images on social media show clouds of smoke and several emergency vehicles lining nearby roads.

Fire in Richmond
Fire in Richmond

Station manager Mike Cotton said: “Crews are working hard in challenging conditions to bring the fire under control.

“The fire is in an annex building and has been producing a lot of smoke. We would urge residents and businesses in the immediate area to keep windows and doors closed while we continue to tackle the fire.”

London Fire Brigade said 15 fire engines attended after emergency calls were made shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known, it said.