Bigger than your average bin fire

Image: London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire)

A huge fire at the Chigwell Road recycling centre needed 60 firefighters and eight fire engines to be brought under control. Nobody was injured, but nearby residents were told to close their windows to keep safe from the smoke.

London Fire Brigade station commander Dave Reed, who was at the scene, said: “Around 28 tons of household waste was alight in a covered recycling shed. There was quite a lot of smoke in the area so we advised local residents to keep their doors and windows closed.”