Huge blaze rips through scrap yard near London City Airport as more than 70 firefighters battle flames

  • London Fire Brigade deployed 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters at 10.46pm  
  • Firefighters tackled flames for hours and will stay at Newham scene this morning
  • No one was injured in the blaze but it has caused ‘significant amount of smoke’  

A huge blaze has ripped through a scrap yard near London City Airport and 70 firefighters have been battling the flames overnight. 

London Fire Brigade said 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were deployed to the fire in Newham, east London, at 10.46pm yesterday. 

The firefighters tackled the flames for hours and are expected to stay at the scene throughout the morning. 

London Fire Brigade said 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were deployed to the fire in Newham, east London, at 10.46pm yesterday

The firefighters tackled the flames for hours and are expected to stay at the scene throughout the morning

No one was injured in the blaze but it has caused a ‘significant amount of smoke’ and residents in the area are being advised to keep their windows and doors shut. 

Around 150tonnes of scrap metal are still partly alight at the scrap yard and the area is still engulfed in smoke. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

London Fire Brigade tweeted at 1.07am to say: ‘Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at an industrial estate on Thames Road in Newham.’

Around 150tonnes of scrap metal are still partly alight at the scrap yard and the area is still engulfed in smoke

It later added: ‘Firefighters continue to tackle a fire at a scrap yard in Newham where scrap metal is alight. 

‘There are no reports of any injuries, but the fire is causing a significant about of smoke.’

And three hours ago the fire service added: ‘Around 70 firefighters continue to tackle a fire at a scrap yard in Newham. It is likely that firefighters will remain at the scene throughout the morning.’

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