Huge blaze in disused factory in Edgington Way, Sidcup

PUBLISHED: 17:10 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:21 27 March 2013

Eight engines and 58 firefighters attended a huge blaze at a derelict factory next to a petrol station in Sidcup this afternoon.

The second floor of the factory in Edgington Way was alight and crews from Sidcup, Orpington, Bromley, Downham, Erith and Plumstead were among those called at 2.45pm.

Silvertown station manager Laurie Kenny, who was also present, said: “It is a very smoky fire so firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and using ladders to fight the fire through windows. Because it is a derelict factory it is too dangerous to go inside.

“There is a pall of smoke over the area but it is dissipating fairly quickly.

“Firefighters are working really hard to put the fire out in quite difficult conditions.”

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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