400 tonnes of waste catches fire in east London

Firefighters are battling to bring a blaze on an industrial estate in Canning Town under control.

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'Large plumes of smoke' drifting from Canning Town fire

An eight-metre stack of about 400 tonnes of domestic recycling materials is on fire.

Crews are working hard to bring the blaze under control and to stop it from spreading to neighbouring buildings on the industrial estate.

We're making steady progress but the fire is producing large plumes of smoke which are drifting so any residents who are affected are advised to keep doors and windows closed.

– Paul McClenaghan, London Fire Brigade

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400 tonnes of waste catches fire in east London

400 tonnes of pre-recycled waste caught fire on an industrial estate in east London last night.

Residents in Canning Town are being told to keep doors and windows closed as large plumes of smoke drift from the fire at the warehouse in Scarab Close, near Lower Lea Crossing.

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