London Fire Brigade

Willesden – metal recycling fire

24 April 2012

Eight fire engines and around 40 firefighters are currently fighting a blaze in a metal recycling yard on Scrubs Lane in Willesden.

Part of the yard containing around 3,000 tonnes of scrap metal is alight.

Station Manager Pushminder Vagarwal who is at the scene said: “Our fire crews are working really hard to get this fire under control but it’s likely that we’ll be here for some time. There is a lot of smoke from the fire and we would advise any residents living nearby to keep their doors and windows closed.”

The Brigade was called at 1448 and the fire was under control by 2030. Firefighters remained at the scene throughout the night. Fire crews from New Malden, Willesden, Park Royal, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Paddington and Bethnal Green  fire stations are tackling the blaze. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.