Firefighters are battling to put out flames at a major industrial estate fire in Wembley which has been raging since Monday (January 23) evening.
Around 120 crew worked through one of the coldest nights of the year to tackle the blaze in Magnet Road, near East Lane and bring it blaze under control.
London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said 20 firefighters remain at the scene on Tuesday (January 24) morning trying to put out “deep pockets of fire”.
Massive plumes of smoke can bee seen drifting off into the sky, with emergency services advising people living and working nearby to keep their windows shut as a health precaution.
Fire crew were called at 8.47pm to the blaze, which is affecting the ground floor, first floor and the roof of a range of two storey units.
Speaking just before 10am on Tuesday, an LFB spokesman said a lot of smoke was still being emitted.
The spokesman said: “It’s still very much ongoing. There are still deep pockets of fire in the building.
“We’ve got 20 fire engines on the scene. They’re working hard.”
Earlier, 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.”
UK water supplier Affinity Water said its customers may experience low water pressure because of the volume of water being used by firefighters to put out the flames.
Around 20 fire engines have attended the industrial estate from Wembley, Northolt, Willesden, Park Royal, Stanmore and Hillingdon.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
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