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Sixty firefighters at scene of warehouse blaze in Rainham

PUBLISHED: 07:34 15 November 2019 | UPDATED: 07:34 15 November 2019

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham. Picture: London Fire Brigade

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Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham.

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham. Picture: London Fire BrigadeAround 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Firefighters were called at 4.44am to an industrial unit on fire in Blackwater Close and are expected to remain at the scene throughout the day.

Station commander Shaun Fox, who is at the scene, said: "The fire is affecting a industrial unit of two floors and fire crews are working hard to bring it under control.

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"A number of gas cylinders have been removed to a safe area as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham. Picture: London Fire BrigadeAround 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham. Picture: London Fire Brigade

"The smoke plume is not affecting the nearby A13.

"It is likely that firefighters will be at the scene throughout the day."

Fire crews from Wennington, Dagenham, Barking and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

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

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