Paint factory inferno lights up London sky

Industrial fire

Industrial fire

 

HMN-(Mirror.co.ukPictures are becoming available of a large industrial paint factory fire in London. The London fire bridage has 15 engines on scene.

There is a huge fire in London after a paint factory inferno led to a “fireball in the sky”.

The London Fire Brigade said 15 fire engines and 90 firefighters were at the scene in Staples Junction, a major junction the north of the city.

Officers said a paint factory went up in flames, with the inferno lighting up the skies across the north of the capital.

One woman described seeing a “fireball in the sky” and videos show an enormous blaze off the side of the North Circular Road.

There are huge flames and pillars of black smoke pouring out of the building and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Multiple fire engines were sent to the scene after the fire service received the first call at 9.20pm.

The fire brigade tweeted: “15 fire engines & 90 firefighters & officers are tackling a paint factory blaze on Waterloo Road, Staples Corner. Please avoid the area if possible.”

Paula Cogan wrote on Twitter: “Lots of smoke, noise and an eerie red sky in the direction of Staples Corner due to a warehouse fire. Keeping the windows closed – hope everyone is safe!”

Osman Ahmed said: “Clouds of thick black smoke can be seen from miles away filling up the horizon. Praying that everyone is safe and far away from it.”

A fire brigade spokesman: “This is a significant fire at a paint factory off the North Circular which can be seen across London.

“We’d ask people to avoid the area if possible and local residents to keep their doors and windows shut.”

Fire crews from Hendon and other surrounding areas attended the scene.

London fire brigade said there were 45 calls to 999 to report the fire. They confirmed that the cause of the fire is not yet known at this stage.

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