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Hornchurch firefighters tackle rubbish fire in Aveley

PUBLISHED: 13:10 08 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:49 08 July 2014

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More than 20 firefighters tackled a rubbish fire in Aveley, just outside Havering, this afternoon.

The London Fire Brigade initially reported the blaze to be at The Thames Gateway in Rainham, but later confirmed 21 firefighters from Hornchurch, Dagenham and Barking stations were called to Ship Lane at 12.15pm.

By 2pm, the fire was said to be under control, though its cause remains unknown.

LFB tweeted earlier this afternoon: “The amount of rubbish we’re dealing with in Rainham is about 100 tonnes - approx the same weight as a blue whale.”

Are you nearby? Can you see the fire? Call the newsdesk on 0208 477 3821 or email sebastian.mann@archant.co.uk with pictures and comments.

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