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70 firefighters tackle Enfield scrap blaze

17/07/2016 16:38
Fire at commercial property

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a scrap metal yard on Theobalds Park Road in Enfield this afternoon.

The fire affected 200 tonnes of scrap metal, three skip lorries, a digger and a portable cabin. A diesel tank was also involved in the blaze.

Station Manager Frazer Ferguson, who is at the scene said: "Around 200 tonnes of scrap metal were involved in the fire, as well as a number of vehicles on the site. It's one of the warmest days of the year so far and our crews worked incredibly hard in hot and arduous conditions to get this fire under control. We will be at the scene for some time now damping down."

The Brigade was called at 1638 and the fire was under control by 1910. Crews from Enfield, Southgate, Tottenham, Hornsey, Edmonton, Barnet and Hornsey fire stations attended with two fire engines from neighbouring fire service. The cause of the fire is under investigation.