Scrap yard blaze in Noak Hill destroys 50 cars, two Portakabins

18:30 28 January 2013

The aftermath of the fire (photo: Steve Poston)

The aftermath of the fire (photo: Steve Poston)


Firefighters spent eight hours on Monday battling a scrap yard blaze that consumed 50 cars.

Burnt-out cars are all that remain in the Dogwood yard (photo: Steve Poston)Burnt-out cars are all that remain in the Dogwood yard (photo: Steve Poston)

The fire started at the Dogwood yard in Benskins Lane, Noak Hill, at about 11.45am. Fire crews from Romford, Hornchurch, Dagenham, Hainault and Essex were on the scene until about 7.30pm.

The fire brigade said the yard, which is about 30 by 40 metres in size, sustained 100 per cent fire damage.

Two Portakabins were also destroyed but no one was injured.

Officers from the fire beigade are investigating the cause of the fire, but police said it was not thought to be suspicious.

Dogwood yard on Tuesday morning (photo: Steve Poston)Dogwood yard on Tuesday morning (photo: Steve Poston)

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