More than 100 people had to be evacuated from a Brentford hotel during the middle of the night after a fire broke out.

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters are dealing with the High Street fire which began shortly before 3am on Wednesday.

Station Commander Nathan Hobson who is at the scene said: “When firefighters arrived they were faced with a rapidly developing fire.

"A single storey bin room on the ground floor was alight and the fire had already spread to an adjacent hotel of five floors.

“Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the hotel and fought the fire internally which helped stop the fire spreading further.

"Around 160 guests and staff evacuated the building. There were no reports of any injuries.

"A rest centre has been set up by the local authority. Crews are working hard in challenging conditions to bring the fire under control.

“The Brigade’s Control took seventeen 999 calls to the visible blaze. There is a lot of travel disruption and we'd ask people to avoid the area if possible. ”

The Brigade was called at 2.52am.

Fire crews from Chiswick, Heston, Acton, Richmond, Ealing, Hammersmith, Southall and surround fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.