Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in an underground service car park in Limeharbour on the Isle of Dogs.
A recycling lorry carrying three commercial wheelie bins was partly damaged by fire. One woman suffering smoke inhalation was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade was called at 0736 and the fire was under control at 0854. Fire crews from Millwall, Dowgate, East Greenwich and Shadwell fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.