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Huge fire at scrapyard as 60 firefighters race to area and smoke rises – best today news

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A fire has broken out in a scrapyard in south-east London as firefighters scramble to the scene. Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire at a scrapyard on Burnham Way in Lower Sydenham. London Fire Brigade confirmed they had received more than 20 emergency calls in response to the incident.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: “Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire at a scrapyard on Burnham Way in Lower Sydenham. Cars are currently alight in a car scrapyard.

“It is an extremely visible fire and the Brigade’s 999 Control room has taken 27 calls alerting them to the fire.

“The Brigade was called at 1501 and is still on scene. Fire crews from Forest Hill, Beckenham, Lewisham, Bromley, Lee Green and surrounding stations are in attendance.

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

Fire crews from Forest Hill, Beckenham, Lewisham, Bromley, Lee Green, and surrounding stations are in attendance.

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

The first emergency calls came in just after 15.00 on Monday.

Cars are alight in the scrapyard, with visible smoke billowing from the scene as residents are advised to stay indoors.

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A resident told the News Shopper she heard “two loud bangs” following up to the incident.

Local residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed due to heavy smoke.





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