Firefighters from five stations tackled blaze at car breakers yard in Erith

PUBLISHED: 09:26 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:26 24 July 2017

Crews working at the scene of the fire

Crews working at the scene of the fire


The cause of the fire remains unknown

Over 72 firefighters and 10 fire engines tackled a blaze at a car breakers yard in Erith on Friday, July 21.

A large section of the year on Landau Way was alright, and 40 members of staff from nearby premises had to be evacuated as a precaution.

Ten fire engines from stations including Erith, Bexley, Plumstead, East Greenwich and Eltham stations were at the scene.

London Fire Brigade, wrote on Twitter: “Good progress made at the Landau Way industrial fire. It is under control but crews are damping down.”

Crews were called at 5.34pm, and the blaze was under control by 8.30pm, although crews remained at the scene to dampen down for some time afterwards.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time but is under investigation.

No one is reported to have been injured in the blaze.

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