Huge fire breaks out across warehouses in east London as 125 firefighters battle the inferno

Huge fire breaks out across three warehouses in east London as 125 firefighters battle the inferno and residents are urged to shut their windows

  • The fire has engulfed three warehouses at a lcoation in Ilford, in east London
  • 125 firefighters and around 20 fire engines are currently at the scene of the fire
  • Local MP Wes Streeting has thanked the London Fire Brigade for their efforts 

A huge fire has broken out across three two-storey warehouses in east London and 125 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze as local residents are told to keep their doors and windows shut.

Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters were called to the fire on Fowler Road in Ilford.

The London Fire Brigade was called at 9.07pm on Wednesday. Fire crews from Romford, Dagenham, Ilford, Woodford and other fire stations in the surrounding area are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Firefighters tackle a huge blaze at warehouses in Ilford on Wednesday evening

Firefighters tackle a huge blaze at warehouses in Ilford on Wednesday evening

Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters are at the scene on Fowler Road

Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters are at the scene on Fowler Road

The plume of smoke from the blaze meant police are asking residents to keep their windows closed

The plume of smoke from the blaze meant police are asking residents to keep their windows closed

London Fire Brigade tweeted: ‘Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters are at the scene of a fire on Fowler Road in #Ilford. Firefighters are tackling blaze where a range of warehouses are alight. More information to follow.’ 

Redbridge Police have said that Romford Road, New North Road and Fowler Road have all been closed. 

It tweeted: ‘We are assisting our colleagues from @LondonFire as they respond to a large fire in Fowler Road, Ilford.

‘Local residents are urged to avoid the area & keep their windows closed due to the smoke Road closures are in place including on Romford Road, New North Road and Fowler Road.’

Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North, tweeted his thanks to the London Fire Brigade for its efforts so far in tackling the blaze.

He wrote: ‘Huge thanks to the London Fire Brigade for their response to the fire on the Hainault industrial estate. I hope that no one is hurt and that everyone is safe.’

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