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Fire at London MRF

A fire at a London MRF is being tackled after it broke out last night.

The London Fire Brigade was called to the McGrath Group’s site on Hepscott Road, Hackney, at 11.30pm on 12 October and remains at the scene.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers are dealing with the blaze, which involves around 15,000 tonnes of mixed household waste. Crews have been sent from Leyton, Stoke Newington, Homerton and Bethnall Green fire stations.

Smoke from the blaze is blowing across the A12 and Transport for London has urged drivers to take extra care.

The fire brigade has advised residents in nearby Victoria Park and Old Ford to keep windows and doors shut while the crews continue to tackle the blaze.

A McGrath spokesperson told MRW that services were still running despite the fire, the cause of which is currently unknown.

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