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Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters tackled a huge fire at a plastics storage yard in Southall on Sunday (October 15).

The fire is affecting a large number of plastic wheelie bins stored to a chain-linked compound in Windmill Lane.

Around 40 emergency calls were taken from members of the public after the fire began at 8.57pm.

Firefighters were at the scene throughout the night and residents were urged to keep windows and doors closed.

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Firefighters still at the scene

A London Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed that, although the fire is now extinguished, firefighters still remain at the scene to ensure no further fires will break out at the scene.

He told getwestlondon that an investigation into the cause is ongoing but what started the fire is currently unknown.

Continued disruptions to travel

A Metropolitan Police spokesman for Ealing MPS has warned Twitter users of continued disruptions.

Windmill Lane will be particularly affected today, following the fire at the plastics storage yard.

Footage of fire

Footage shows the huge scale of the fire, which began at the plastics storage yard in Windmill Lane.

Firefighters remained at the scene throughout the night and are now ensuring the scene is safe.

LFB remains at scene

The London Fire Brigade remains at the scene in order to complete checks on the area’s safety.

This picture was captured by witness Paul Young on Sunday (October 15) evening.

Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters tackled the blaze overnight
Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters tackled the blaze overnight (Image: Paul Young)

What we know so far

Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters were at the scene of a huge fire in Southall overnight.

Huge plumes of smoke could be seen across west London billowing into the skies, as residents were urged to keep their windows and doors closed.

Firefighters tackled a huge fire in Southall throughout the night
Firefighters tackled a huge fire in Southall throughout the night (Image: London Fire Brigade)

The fire began in the plastics storage yard in Windmill Lane at around 8.57pm on Sunday (October 15).

Firefighters remain at the scene and are now checking if the scene is safe.

Check out our article to read more on the huge blaze in Southall.

Smoke from storage yard

The London Fire Brigade warned residents last night to keep their windows and doors closed.

Smoke could be seen across west London after the fire broke out at around 8.57pm.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade added:

“Smoke and flames from the blaze are very visible across west London and the Brigade’s ‘999’ control officers have taken around 40 emergency calls from members of the public.


“It is also producing a lot of smoke so if you live in the area please keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.

Witnesses captured the blaze at the plastic storage yard
Witnesses captured the blaze at the plastic storage yard (Image: Fiona Booth)

Fire lights up sky

The huge blaze could be seen across west London last night.

Pictures captured by local resident Martina Bub shows smoke billowing into the air.

Smoke filled the skies in west London on Sunday (October 15) evening
Smoke filled the skies in west London on Sunday (October 15) evening (Image: Martina Bubs)

Metropolitan Police statement

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police has confirmed no one was hurt in the fire.

Police were called by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) on Sunday, 15 October around 9.20pm to a fire at a commercial premises in Windmill Lane, Southall.


Officers attended and the LFB were already on scene.


No one was reported injured. Road closures were put in place.


Enquiries are underway to ascertain the cause of the fire.

Firefighters remain at the scene

A spokesman has just told getwestlondon that firefighters are still on the scene.

The fire is under control and officers are making sure everything is safe in Windmill Lane.

Domestic wheelie bins, stored in the large open space, were 100% damage by fire.

Smoke-filled skies

Smoke was seen billowing into the sky throughout the night.

Around 40 local residents reported the fire after seeing the smoke.

People could reportedly see it from miles away from the scene.

Residents were urged to keep doors and windows closed due to the smoke
Residents were urged to keep doors and windows closed due to the smoke (Image: Paul Young)

West London firefighters

The Brigade was called at 8.57pm and crews from Southall, Heston, Ealing, Wembley, Ruislip, Feltham, Chiswick and Hayes fire stations are at the scene.

Crews were at the scene overnight, according to the London Fire Brigade.

London Fire Brigade statement

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said that the cause of the fire is currently unknown.

“The fire is affecting a large number of plastic wheelie bins stored in a chain linked compound covering an area of around 100 metres by 100 metres.


“Smoke and flames from the blaze are very visible across west London and the Brigade’s ‘999’ control officers have taken around 40 emergency calls from members of the public.


“It is also producing a lot of smoke so if you live in the area please keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.


“Crews will be at the scene through the night.


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

Windmill Lane fire

West London residents were urged to keep their doors and windows closed throughout the night due to a HUGE fire in Southall.

According to the London Fire Brigade, ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters tackled a huge fire at a plastics storage yard in Windmill Lane.

Smoke could be seen across west London last night
Smoke could be seen across west London last night (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Firefighters remained at the scene throughout the night in order to tackle the fire, which broke out at 8.57pm on Sunday.

We’ll bring you all the latest as we get it.