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Firefighters tackle recycling centre fire in Rainham

PUBLISHED: 09:04 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 14 April 2018

Firefighters spent much of Friday tackling a fire at a recycling plant in Rainham. Photo: LFB

Firefighters spent much of Friday tackling a fire at a recycling plant in Rainham. Photo: LFB

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More than 50 firefighters spent almost four hours battling a fire at a recycling plant in Rainham yesterday (Friday, April 13).

A London Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to a fire at a recycling plant in Ferry Lane at 2.37pm yesterday.

All of the ducting between a paper shredder and baling machine and part of the mezzanine floor of an industrial unit were damaged by the fire.

Seven people had left the property before the emergency services arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.

The fire was under control by 6.28pm.

Fire crews from Wennington, Barking, Dagenham and East Ham fire stations attended the incident and remained on scene damping down the embers well into the evening.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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