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Thick black smoke seen for miles across the capital as warehouse goes up in flames

Thick black smoke billowing from a warehouse in north London and can be seen for miles across the capital.

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Twelve fire engines and 81 firefighters along with police officers were called to the industrial unit where a blaze has been raging.

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Half of the ground floor, first floor and roof of the warehouse are alight. Emergency services were called to the scene after flames and smoke were seen coming from Ponder End Industrial Park, Enfield, north London.

Luke Gutteridge said the smoke could be seen miles from the site as the emergency services arrived.

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It's crazy, it can be seen from miles away. The wind isn't helping as it's blowing the flames and smoke further.

There were lots of emergency services everywhere, about 13 or 14 ambulances, police cars, ambulance first responders, there was a police helicopter flying over head.

Hopefully no one has been hurt, but the fire broke out so quickly, it looks pretty serious.

I went around the corner about 500 meters away and I could still see the smoke. Over two hours after I went past at about 9.15 the fire was still going and roads are still closed.

But when I went past at 9am there was no smoke it went from nothing to raging very quickly.

– Luke Gutteridge