Huge fire on south east London industrial estate

More than 80 firefighters are fighting a fire on an industrial estate in south east London.

97 firefighters involved in Erith scrap yard fire

London Fire Brigade say that 97 firefighters and officers are now at the scene of a fire on an industrial estate in Erith.

They are working with 15 engines from stations including Greenwich, Plumstead, Erith, Lee Green, Sidcup, and Bexley fire stations.

The Fire Brigade have confirmed that over half of a scrap yard and an adjacent car workshop is on fire and that a number of vehicles are alight, as well as scrap metal.

Fire Brigade advises locals to keep windows shut and others to avoid area

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15 fire engines currently at fire in #Erith. Keep windows shut as smoke is drifting from the scene

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Over half of a scrap metal yard is alight in #Erith, lots of smoke, avoid area if you can.

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Huge fire in south east London industrial estate

More than 80 firefighters are fighting a fire on an industrial estate in south east London.

They were called to the scene on Darent Industrial Estate in Erith earlier this evening.

Erith fire
This photograph taken by a police helicopter shows the scale of the incident. Credit: Twitter / @MPSinthesky

It is believed that the fire was sparked in a scrap yard at around 6pm.

Erith fire
Pictures posted online show flames and smoke billowing from a building. Credit: Twitter / @DreadedSarge