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Around 500 tonnes of waste up in flames in north London

by LLB staff reporter
13th Jun 24 11:34 am

Around 500 tonnes of waste at a recycling centre have gone up in flames and the public have been warned to keep their windows and door shut.

Some 70 firefighter and ten fire engines tackled the blaze on Nobel Road, Edmonton at 3.30am on Thursday morning.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said, “Approximately 500 tonnes of mixed waste, located in a single-storey enclosed bay, is currently alight.

“Residents in the local area are advised to keep doors and windows shut as crews respond. This is due to the amount of smoke being produced.

“Firefighters are using one of the Brigade’s 32m Ladders to attack the fire from above. The Brigade’s drone team has also been deployed to the incident, offering the Incident Commander an aerial view of the scene.

“Nobel Road is closed between Thornton Road and Kynoch Road, with traffic along the A1055 is likely to be impacted as we respond.

They added in an update, “Firefighters are continuing to make progress at the Edmonton fire. One of the Brigade’s 32m ladders has been deployed to attack the fire from above, and our Drone Team is being used to monitor the incident.”

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