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Fire tackled at Brentford site

A fire has been tackled at a recycling site in west London.

Some 10 fire engines and around 70 firefighters and officers were called to the centre on Transport Avenue in Brentford just after midday on 2 January.

Around 75 tonnes of recyclable waste were alight and smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles around.

The London Fire Brigade’s 999 control officers received more than 70 emergency calls, which was brought under control in just over three hours.

Smoke is still issuing from the site and residents are advised to keep windows closed as a precaution. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Crews from Chiswick, Heston, Ealing, Southall, Twickenham and Feltham fire stations attended the fire.

Station manager Jerome Kumedzina, speaking at the facility, said: “Our firefighters worked extremely hard in challenging conditions to get this fire under control and they will now remain at the scene for some time damping down.”

MRW understands the facility is run by European Metal Recycling.

  • Update at 12 noon: Crews have left the scene

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