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Last updated: 22/01/2018, 3:52 PM

Seventy firefighters tackle Tottenham industrial unit blaze

02/01/2017 10:03
Haringey
Fire at commercial property

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to a fire at a range of industrial units on Bernard Road in Tottenham this morning.

The blaze damaged the ground and mezzanine floors as well as the roof of five single storey, industrial units. In its early stages smoke from the fire could be seen across North London. Four people left the units before the Brigade arrived.

Station Manager Martin Freeman who attended the incident said: "Crews worked hard in arduous conditions to bring this fire under control, fighting it from both inside and outside the building. Cylinders were reported to be on the site but firefighters safely removed them."

The Brigade was called at 1003 and the fire was under control by 1421. Crews from Tottenham, Edmonton, Walthamstow, Stoke Newington, Holloway, Hornsey and Leyton fire stations attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters will remain at the scene damping down remaining pockets of fire throughout the afternoon.