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60 firefighters tackle warehouse fire in London


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60 firefighters and eight fire engines were required to tackle a huge warehouse fire in Enfield, London. The fire caused nearby cars to explode, and many others, as well as two shipping containers on the site were also destroyed.

Within minutes of the blaze, plumes of smoke could be seen billowing out from the warehouse, and local residents were advised by London Fire Brigade to keep their doors and windows closed.

Station Commander Dave Bracewell, who was at the scene, commented: “Firefighters were faced with a well developed blaze on arrival. Crews worked hard to stop the fire spreading to surrounding buildings and a turntable ladder was used to tackle the blaze from height.

“The fire produced a significant amount of smoke, so residents in the area were advised to keep their doors and windows closed.”

Fire brigades from Chingford, Enfield, Edmonton, Woodford, Tottenham and surrounding fire stations were called in the early hours of the morning and have now managed to contain the blaze. Crews have remained on site to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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