Fire at disposal centre in Silvertown destroys 100 tonnes of mixed waste

Police discovered a cannabis farm after being called to a fire in The Drive early this morning. Pict

Police discovered a cannabis farm after being called to a fire in The Drive early this morning. Picture: London Fire Brigade - Credit: Archant

A fire at a waste disposal centre in Silvertown’s Dock Road is now under control.

At 11.43pm eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to the blaze, with the incident over by 2.53am.

Around 100 tonnes of mixed waste was destroyed by fire. No injuries were reported.

Fire crews from Poplar, Plaistow, Millwall, Stratford. East Ham, Shadwell and East Greenwich fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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