Silvertown scrap yard blaze burns throughout night as crews remain on scene
- Credit: LFB
Firefighters continue to battle a scrap yard blaze in Silvertown which burned throughout the night.
A pile of around 150 tonnes of scrap metal remains partly alight at an industrial estate in Thames Road.
London Fire Brigade was called at 10.46pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 5), with 10 fire engines and 70 crew members responding.
The fire has caused a significant amount of smoke and people in the area are advised to keep their windows and doors shut. No injuries have been reported.
Fire crews from Plaistow, East Ham, Poplar, Stratford, Barking and other neighbouring fire stations are at the scene.
The brigade says it is likely that firefighters will remain at the scene throughout this morning.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
- 1 The Boleyn Tavern in East Ham to welcome back punters after £1.5m restoration
- 2 Exploding aerosol cans 'contributed to rapid spread' of Silvertown blaze
- 3 11 films and TV shows shot in Newham
- 4 Arrests in Ilford and East Ham as police target suspected county lines gang
- 5 Average house price in Newham slides again after record February
- 6 Richard House Children's Hospice sensory garden equipment stolen
- 7 Looking back: five years since West Ham United left the Boleyn
- 8 Plaistow woman shaves her head for charities
- 9 Free summer school offers music, fashion, hip hop dance and more
- 10 Primary school recognised for supporting pupils' mental wellbeing