Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters and officers were called to a large fire at a plastics storage yard on Windmill Lane in Southall yesterday evening.
The fire damaged a large number of plastic wheelie bins stored in a chain linked compound covering an area of around 100 metres by 100 metres.
At the height of the incident smoke and flames from the blaze were visible across west London and the Brigade’s ‘999’ control officers took around 40 emergency calls from members of the public.
The Brigade was called at 2057 and the fire was under control at 0031. Firefighters remained at the scene damping down the fire into the early hours of the morning.
Crews from Southall, Heston, Ealing, Wembley, Ruislip, Feltham, Chiswick and Hayes fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.