BREAKING CROYDON LONDON

UPDATEDFire crews called to tackle warehouse a blaze in Croydon

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Six fire appliances and an aerial ladder have been sent to tackle the blaze that broke out just before 6pm on Thursday in Croydon South London.

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The fire is understood to have broken out at a warehouse in Lancing Road. A large amount of tyres are also well alight giving off a large smoke cloud of black.

Purley Way is closed both ways due to a fire between Cecil Road and the #A236 Mitcham Road

Crews were called after multiple calls were made to the fire service reporting flames and a horrible smell of rubber burning. The blaze is very near a roofing company.

UPDATE:7.00pm

A number home have been evacuated amid fears gas cylinders may explode.

Witnesses described seeing the “massive” flames engulf a nearby tree before the arrival of the fire service.

Fire Crews Called To Tackle Warehouse A Blaze In Croydon

Due to cylinders being involved at the incident fire bosses have called on a High Volume Pump. The specialist appliance is normally used to flooding condition. The submersible pump is a portable pump with a high flow impeller and flotation chamber, which is deployed into a water supply. The submersible pump has pumping capacity of 7000l/min.