Flytipped rubbish causes Beckton fire

The flytip fire happened in the Stonewall cul-de-sac. PICTURE: Google StreetView

The flytip fire happened in the Stonewall cul-de-sac. PICTURE: Google StreetView - Credit: Archant

It took two fire engines to bring a blaze under control when an illegal tip caught fire in Beckton last night.

Flytipping is always an eyesore and a health hazard, but the rubbish dumped in Stonewall, a cul-de-sac off Windsor Terrace, proved exceptionally dangerous,

London Fire Brigade were called to the street at around 9pm last night where the rubbish was ablaze.

A spokesman said that the piles of refuse made even getting to the fire “quite difficult,” and added: “We want to remind people that if they find flytipped rubbish, they can use the Newham website to report it anonymously,”