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Last updated: 09/07/2018, 6:20 PM

Seventy fireghters called to fire at Brentford recycling centre

02/01/2017 12:08
Hounslow
Fire at commercial property

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a recycling centre on Transport Avenue in Brentford this afternoon.

Around 75 tonnes of  recyclable waste were involved. 

Smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles around and the Brigade’s 999 control officers took over 70 emergency calls to the incident.

Station Manager Jerome Kumedzina who was at the incident said: "Our firefighters worked extremely hard in challenging conditions to get this fire under control and continued damping down for some time before leaving the scene at around 11pm on Monday."

Crews from Chiswick, Heston, Ealing, Southall, Twickenham and Feltham fire stations attended the fire.

The Brigade was called at 1208 and the fire was under control at 1511.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.