Investigations are continuing following a fire in Staines yesterday.

Firefighters were called to the former Tothill car park in Elmsleigh Road just after 12.30pm.

They remained on scene until 8pm and are back today assessing the damage.

Four people were treated for smoke inhalation including one who was taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

The property developer, Fairview New Homes, said in a statement: ‘Around midday today we were notified by our construction team that there was a fire on the roof of one of the blocks at the Staines construction site which resulted from welding works being undertaken on the roof, the fire has now been extinguished. The Fire Brigade was immediately notified and the whole construction site was evacuated in line with standard procedure, one operative was taken to hospital as a precaution. The building which is currently under construction was not occupied.

We would like to thank the Fire Brigade for their swift and effective action as well as apologise to the residents and businesses of Staines for any concern or inconvenience caused.’

Photo credit: Surrey Fire and Rescue.