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Shipping containers on industrial estate set ablaze

Fifteen containers go up in smoke but no injuries reported

The fire at Eley Industrial Estate (credit London Fire Brigade)
The fire at Eley Industrial Estate (credit London Fire Brigade)

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire on an industrial estate in Edmonton on Sunday morning.

Fifteen shipping containers, together measuring 20 by 50 metres, were damaged by the fire at Eley Industrial Estate.

An arctic lorry and trailer, as well as a car were destroyed. A forklift truck was damaged and a car and truck at an adjacent property were also destroyed. 

Station commander Dave Hill, who was at the scene, said: “This was a very challenging fire for crews due to its location on an industrial estate, which made access challenging at times. It was also a very visible fire which created a lot of smoke. Firefighters  worked extremely hard in tough conditions to bring the fire under control.”


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The brigade was called at 2.34am and the fire was under control by 5.29am There were no reports of any injuries.

Fire crews from Edmonton, Chingford, Walthamstow, Tottenham and surrounding stations attended the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Metropolitan Police. 

The fire at Eley Industrial Estate
The aftermath of the fire at Eley Industrial Estate (credit London Fire Brigade)

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