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Firefighters have been working through the night to tackle a large blaze at industrial units in Wembley which started on Monday (January 23).

Twenty fire engines and around 120 firefighters were called to the blaze in Magnet Road, near East Lane, at 8.47pm.

The fire is affecting the ground floor, first floor and roof of a range of two storey units.

Station manager, Keith Wilson, who is at the scene said: "Crews have been working tirelessly through one of the coldest nights of the year to bring this complex fire under control.

"The nature of the building's roof structure has made it challenging for our firefighters to gain access to the roof voids and extinguish the fire.

"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 in the area to keep their windows closed as a precaution."

Crews from Wembley, Northolt, Willesden, Park Royal, Stanmore and Hillingdon fire stations are at the scene.

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

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Roundup of events

Fire crews were called to the scene of the blaze at 8.47pm on the evening of Monday, January 23.

Over 120 Firefighters from Wembley, Northolt, Willesden, Park Royal, Stanmore and Hillingdon fire stations worked through the night to bring the fire under control and crews remain at the scene.

Station Manager Gary Squires said:

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 today and into tomorrow as well.

London Fire Brigade said that the fire is affecting the ground floor, first floor and roof of a range of two storey units at the Wembley site.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Our live blog has come to an end but please see our latest article for further details on the events from today.

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/wembley-fire-bakery-tanning-salon-12499526

Latest from the fire brigade

Here is our latest article following on from a London Fire Brigade statement this morning.

Firefighters continue to battle the blaze into Tuesday afternoon
Firefighters continue to battle the blaze into Tuesday afternoon (Photo: London Fire Brigade )

Statement from a firefighter on the scene

London Fire Brigade released a statement from an officer on the scene is who is battling the blaze.

Station Manager Gary Squires who is at 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 today 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.”

Another fire in west London

Firefighters tackled another fire in west London this morning.

A house was destroyed in west Ealing.

London Fire Brigade Borough Commander for Hounslow , Greg Ashman said:

Firefighters worked hard and stopped the fire from spreading to adjacent homes.

The whole of the roof property was destroyed and part of the ground and first floor as well.

Thankfully there were no injuries.

21 firefighters tackled the blaze
21 firefighters tackled the blaze (Photo: @LondonFire)

Bakery and tanning studio affected by the fire

London Fire Brigade continue to battle the huge blaze that has spread at an industrial unit in Magnet Road in Wembley.

LFB said that the fire is is affecting the ground floor, first floor and roof of a range of two storey units containing businesses including a baker’s, a packaging unit, a car workshop and sun tan studio, among others.

'Steady progress'

The London Fire Brigade’s interim commissioner is on the scene and said that steady progress is being made towards bringing the fire under control.

More videos from the scene

This video shows the fire rolling

Traffic moving slow around the estate

A member of staff at a nearby business said that no companies appeared to be affected by the fire and that traffic was moving slow around the industrial estate.

The worker, who asked not to be named, said: “The fire brigade is there and they’re using the platforms for the hoses.

“The traffic is moving slowly on the industrial estate.

“I don’t think any of the businesses are closed.”

Fire fighters continue to battle blaze

Fire crews are still on the scene and smoke continues to pour out of the industrial estate.

For the full story see our article here: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/wembley-fire-firefighters-still-battling-12497956

Shocking video shows huge amounts of smoke

This shocking video from the scene shows the huge amount of smoke that is still pouring from the industrial units.

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze all night through the freezing conditions.

An LFB spokesman said they are changer crews regularly because of the cold conditions.

Close up of the burning building

Getwestlondon reporter David Rivers took this close up shot of the burning building with smoke still billowing out more than 12 hours after fire fighters were first called.

Firefighters still on the scene

Fire fighters still on the scene more than 12 hours after the fire broke out
Fire fighters still on the scene more than 12 hours after the fire broke out

Getwestlondon reporter David Rivers has made his way down to the scene and has sent in pictures of fire fighters still on the scene over 12 hours after the fire first broke out.

Smoke is still billowing from the industrial units.

Fire is still ongoing more than 12 hours later

London Fire Brigade have said the fire is ongoing more than 12 hours after they were first called.

A spokesman for LFB said: “It’s still very much ongoing.

“There are still deep pockets of fire in the building.

“Still a lot of smoke.

“We’ve got 20 fire engines on the scene.

“They’re working hard.”

More than 120 firefighters tackling the blaze

London Fire Brigade said that more than 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines have worked through the night to tackle the huge blaze at the Wembley industrial units.

The fire is affecting the ground floor, first floor and the roof of a number of two storey units.

LFB were called at 8.47pm on Monday evening with crews from Wembley, Northolt, Willesden, Park Royal, Stanmore and Hillingdon arriving at the scene.

Brent police warning

The Brent Police Twitter account put out this warning at around 5am suggesting that residents near East Lane keep their windows closed because of the large industrial fire.

Lower water pressure because of fire hydrants

UK water supplier Affinity Water said that because LFB are using fire hydrants to extinguish the blaze water pressure in the area may be lower.

Picture shows firefighter working to put out blaze

Firefighters work to put out the fire in Wembley. (Twitter: @LFBCommissioner).
Firefighters work to put out the fire in Wembley. (Twitter: @LFBCommissioner).

Firefighters at the scene

Picture from the scene

London Fire Brigade: "Keep your windows shut"

Station manager, Keith Wilson, who is at the scene, said: “Crews have been working tirelessly through one of the coldest nights of the year to bring this complex fire under control.

“The nature of the building’s roof structure has made it challenging for our firefighters to gain access to the roof voids and extinguish the fire.

“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 in the area to keep their windows closed as a precaution.”