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Pictures of Canning Town fire wreckage

PUBLISHED: 12:25 18 October 2011 | UPDATED: 13:49 18 October 2011

Half the storage units were damaged in the fire. Pictures: Steve Poston

Half the storage units were damaged in the fire. Pictures: Steve Poston

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Six crews from east London battled the blaze

This is the aftermath of a major fire which ripped through a range of storage units in Canning Town last night.

Ten fire engines and around 50 firefighters were called to the building on Tidal Basin Road, off Silvertown Way, at 6.41pm and around half of the units, believed to be derelict, were damaged in the fire.

Recorder Photographer Steve Poston captured the scene this morning.

Station Manager Peter Critchell said: “The pitch black conditions and lay out of the buildings made this a challenging incident for our crews but they have worked extremely hard to bring this fire under control.”

Crews from Silvertown, Poplar, Plaistow, Stratford, Bow and Barking stations brought the blaze under control just before 11pm.

Firefighters say the storage units were mostly empty and no one was injured in the incident.

Tidal Basin Road in Canning Town is still closed in both directions between the A1020 Silvertown Way junction and the A1020 Silvertown Way junction.


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