Firefighters tackle Silvertown warehouse blaze
PUBLISHED: 11:09 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:30 09 June 2015
Firefighters tackled a warehouse fire in Silvertown this morning.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters, from Poplar, Plaistow, Stratford, and Shadwell fire stations, were called to Bradfield Road at about 8.40am after a recycling machine caught alight inside the warehouse.
Station Manager Tim Frost, who was at the fire said the building’s sprinkler system helped prevent “considerable damage”.
He added: “This incident highlights the clear benefits of sprinklers to businesses and we would urge all companies to install them.
“As well as being potentially life saving devices, sprinklers and other fire suppression systems help with business continuity by minimising disruption and allowing businesses to get back to normal as soon as possible.”
The fire was under control by about 10.45am.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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