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On hottest day of the year 70 London firefighters battle Leytonstone blaze

Workshop fire in Leytonstone. Image:@LondonFire

Workshop fire in Leytonstone. Image:@LondonFire

70 firefighters have fought a large blaze in a workshop building in Leytonstone.

Ten fire engines were called to the incident in Montague Road in E11 Wednesday evening 1st July.

The fire took hold in two car workshops under railway arches that contained around 15 cars, a breakers yard and a neighbouring garden.

4 cylinders were located on the scene and due to the risk of explosions, 100 people were evacuated from roads near to the fire and took shelter in a local church.

Station Manager Paul Hobbs was at the scene said:

Crews worked extremely hard in what was incredibly challenging conditions on the hottest day of the year so far. This was a large fire and it produced a lot of smoke.

The Brigade advised people living nearby to stay inside and keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.

The Brigade was called at 5.48 pm and the fire was under control by 8.34 pm although crews are expected to be there for a number of hours damping down hotpots.

Crews from Leytonstone, Leyton, Walthamstow, Ilford, East Ham, Tottenham, Stratford and Stoke Newington fire stations were called to the incident and took part in the firefighting operation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.










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