UK News Huge blaze rips through scrap yard near London City Airport
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A huge blaze has ripped through a scrap yard nearCity Airport with more than 70 firefighters battling the flames overnight.
London Fire Brigade sent 10 engines to the scene in Newham at 10.46pm yesterday as huge clouds of smoke engulfed the area.
Crews tackled the flames through the night and remain at the scene this morning where around 150 tonnes of scrap metal are still partly alight.
It is not yet known what sparked the blaze but emergency workers said no one was hurt. Locals are being advised to keep their windows and doors shut.
The fire brigade has launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.
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London Fire Brigade tweeted at 1.07am to say: 'Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at an industrial estate on Thames Road in Newham.'
It later added: 'Firefighters continue to tackle a fire at a scrap yard in Newham where scrap metal is alight.
'There are no reports of any injuries, but the fire is causing a significant about of smoke.'
And three hours ago the fire service added: 'Around 70 firefighters continue to tackle a fire at a scrap yard in Newham. It is likely that firefighters will remain at the scene throughout the morning.'
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