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70 firefighters tackling huge warehouse fire in Erith – live updates

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Original article from Kent Live

Around 70 firefighters are currently tackling a huge fire at a warehouse in Erith.

The location of the incident is on Church Manorway near the River Thames.

Staff have been evacuated from the building.

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The Fire Brigade were first called shortly before 1pm today (July 16), and are tackling flames on the second floor of a three-storey building.

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The cause of the fire is not yet known. London Fire Brigade are on the scene with crews from Bexley, Plumstead, Millwall, Lee Green, Greenwich and Eltham in attendance.

Station Commander Steve Vydelingum said: "Firefighters are working hard in hot and arduous conditions inside the warehouse.
“A number of staff evacuated before the Brigade arrived. There are no reports of any injuries."

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Adam McGroarty

What are the fire brigade saying?

The London Fire Brigade have been providing updates throughout the incident over on their social media channels.

Station Commander Steve Vydelingum said: "Firefighters are working hard in hot and arduous conditions inside the warehouse.

“A number of staff evacuated before the Brigade arrived.

"There are no reports of any injuries."

Adam McGroarty

The scene

The location of the fire is next to the River Thames.

The 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters are in attendance at the scene on Church Manorway in Erith.

You can view a detailed map of the area below.

Adam McGroarty

What we know so far

  • 70 firefighters are currently in attendance
  • 10 fire engines are at the scene
  • The fire is on Church Manorway in Eirth

  • The Brigade was called at 12.42pm
  • Fire crews from Bexley, Plumstead, Millwall, Lee Green, Greenwich, Eltham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene

  • Staff have been evacuated from the building

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