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Fire crews battle scrapyard fire

fire crews battle scrapyard fire

Fire at a scrapyard – Dagenham

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire at a metal scrapyard in an industrial estate on Perry Road, Dagenham.

Station Manager Mark Jordan, who is at the scene, says: “A large pile of scrap waste is currently alight and crews are working hard to ensure the fire doesn’t spread to any other part of the industrial estate. While it is causing a lot of smoke, the site isn’t close to any residential areas.”

Crews are expected to be at the scene for a number of hours into the morning.

Local road closures are in place.

The Brigade was called at 3.08am and fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, East Ham, Wennington and surrounding areas fire stations are attending the incident.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.