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Two big waste fires in London

The London Fire Brigade has dealt with two major waste fires in the east of the capital.

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Dagenham waste fire 1

Source: London Fire Brigade

The first was at a warehouse close to Barking Reach Power Station, near Dagenham, which started on Saturday evening and was tackled by around 100 firefighters.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said the building contained around 100 tonnes of mixed waste. It took three hours for the blaze to be brought under control.

The second incident was on Monday morning at a scrapyard in Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, and a number of vehicles were destroyed.

North Circular fire

North Circular fire

Again, thick smoke covered the area, causing the North Circular road to be closed temporarily during the rush hour.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to this incident. Crews set up a hazard zone amid concern over the safety of gas cylinders on-site.

The causes of both blazes were being investigated.

  • Photos courtesy of London Fire Brigade

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