Fire crews are continuing to battle a huge blaze sixteen hours after it first broke out in a Wembley industrial estate.

Around 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines are on the scene which first started at around 8.47pm on Monday (January 23) in Magnet Road near East Lane.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the blaze has affected a bakery, a packaging unit, a car workshop and sun tan studio, amongst others.

Firefighters continue to battle the blaze into Tuesday afternoon

Station manager Gary Squires, who is on the scene, said: “Crews worked tirelessly through one of the coldest nights of the year to fight this blaze and we're continuing to make steady progress this morning.

“Due to the complex structure of the building and the various individual hazards posed by the different businesses in each unit, this is going to be a protracted incident and we expect to be here at least for the rest of the day and into tomorrow as well.

“The fire is still producing quite a bit of smoke and although it is on an industrial estate with relatively few homes nearby, we would advise people who do live and work nearby to keep their windows closed as a precaution.”

Smoke seen billowing out of industrial unit in Wembley

Fire crews from Wembley, Northolt , Willesden , Park Royal , Stanmore and Hillingdon fire stations were all called to the scene to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is still unknown but LFB said it would be investigating.

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