Search

Fire crews to remain at scene of Canning Town blaze for the rest of the day

10:48 15 July 2014

Fire crews are still in place in Canning Town

Fire crews are still in place in Canning Town

Archant

Firefighters are continuing to damp down pockets of fire at a recycling warehouse in Canning Town.

Crews, who expect to remain at the scene for the rest of the day, want to ensure that the 400 tonnes of pre-recycled waste that caught alight at a warehouse in Scarab Close, near Lower Lea Crossing, in the early hours of this morning is completely extinguished.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers are currently at the scene.

Road closures are currently in place in the vicinity of Sacrab Close and Dock Road as smoke continues to rise from the wreckage.

About 70 firefighters and ten fire engines battled for almost nine hours to tackle the fire, which broke out shortly before 12.30am.

Residents in east London were warned to keep doors shut as large plumes of smoke drifted from the scene.

Station Manager Paul McClenaghan, who was at the scene, said: “An eight metre stack of about 400 tonnes of domestic recycling materials was affected by the blaze.

“Crews worked hard to bring the blaze under control and to stop it from spreading to neighbouring buildings on the industrial estate.”

Contingency fire crews were drafted in to take over from London Fire Brigade firefighters between 6am and 8am during strike action.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Read more:
Huge Canning Town fire sees 70 firefighters battle blaze

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 07:00
Twenty-five Year 7 students have accepted the challenge to complete Tolekein’s ‘The Hobbit’ in an effort to encourage students to read more often and more widely

Ambitious students at a Newham academy remain unfazed after signing up to a challenging reading quest.

Silvertown
Fri, 17:09
Newham Youth Question Time, with Det Supt Ian Lardner, Lyn Brown MP, Cllr Seyi Akiwowo, Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz and Stephen Timms MP,

Students had the chance to grill their members of parliament in the run-up to the general election at Newham Youth Question Time at the Town Hall.

Lyn Brown
Fri, 10:37
Connor Dolam, left, and Alex Eastwood, from Chobham Academy,  join the National Obesity Awareness Week at the Copper Box

Researchers at Cambridge University announced last week that 337,000 deaths a year are caused by “carrying too much weight”.

Fri, 08:24
CCTV image of man police want to question after Stratford hotel incident, March 2014

Police have released this CCTV image today of a man wanted for questioning after a sex attack on a woman in a hotel in east London.

Most read news

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder