Dagenham fire: Factory building engulfed in flames as 80 firefighters battle blaze


A fire has broken out at an industrial estate in London tonight. London Fire Brigade said that 12 fire engines and around 80 firefighters are at the scene.

Announcing the blaze on Twitter at 7.39pm, London Fire Brigade said the fire was at an industrial estate on Kemp Road in Dagenham.

There are no reported at the injuries at the scene.

Station Commander Paul Green, who is at the scene, said: “Firefighters are tackling a significant fire involving a number of industrial units.

“Nearby residents are advised to keep their doors and windows closed while crews work to extinguish the blaze as there is heavy smoke in the area.”

In a post on their website, London Fire Brigade said: “A range of industrial units and a number of vehicles are alight.

“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken more than 50 calls to the blaze.

“The Brigade was called at 7.14pm. Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, Hainault, Ilford, Romford, Tottenham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”

A witness at the scene told MyLondon: “I was the other side of the industrial estate by the horses looking over the wall.

“All I could see was the Fire Brigade on one side attemping to put out the fire and the flames were really horrible nearly pushing towards the houses.”

They added that they didn’t hear anything, but “everyone was worries about whether it was going to spread any further.”

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