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Huge clouds of smoke hang over Havering due to an ongoing fire in South Ockendon

PUBLISHED: 19:15 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 21:33 05 July 2017

Dennises Lane fire. Pic: Matt Clemenson.

Dennises Lane fire. Pic: Matt Clemenson.

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An ongoing fire in Dennises Lane, South Ockendon, is causing smoke to billow out across Havering.

Firefighters were called to a scrap yard fire shortly after 6pm and discovered several cars alight.

The first crew on the scene called for extra assistance to tackle the blaze due to a poor water supply in the area with a total of eight fire engines and around 40 firefighters working to keep the fire under control.

The firefighters have had to set up a water shuttle to get enough water to the scene.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said: “The incident is located in a scrap yard in a farm which contains scrap cars, wood, tyres, rubbish and also some livestock.

“A number of bulls are in a barn near to the fire. The animals are being kept safe by firefighters who are tackling the fire away from the barn.”

Our reporter Matt Clemenson was nearby when the fire first broke out and said: “You can actually smell it around Upminster.”

The plumes of smoke could also be seen stretching for miles all the way to Barking.

The fire is now under control although fire crews remain at the scene continuing to tackle the remnants of the blaze.

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

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