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Tottenham - warehouse fire

18/09/2017 00:00
Fire at commercial property

Twenty five fire engines and around 140 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a warehouse on White Hart Lane in Tottenham last night. At the height of the incident, four aerial appliances and five fire rescue units were also in attendance to help fight the fire.

Approximately 75 per cent of a single storey warehouse measuring 200m x 150m and storage units have been damaged by fire. No one was in the building when fire crews arrived but London Ambulance Service said one patient was treated and taken to hospital with burns to a hand.

During its early stages the blaze was extremely visable across north London and the Brigade's 999 control officers received around 50 emergency calls to the fire.

Crews remained at the scene throughout the night and into Tuesday. Firefighters are likely to remain on site until Wednesday.

Station manager Daniel Alie, who is at the scene, said: "Crews worked tirelessly through the night to bring the fire under control. There was a partial collapse of the rear of the building and crews used aggressive firefighting tactics to help protect unaffected parts of the structure. Although the fire is now surrounded this will be a protracted incident and crews are expected to remain on scene for a considerable time dealing with deep seated pockets of fire."

Due to smoke from the fire, during the night residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution but no properties needed to be evacuated.

The Brigade was called at 2017 on Monday evening (September 18) and the fire was under control by around 1000 this morning (Tuesday 19, September).

Crews from Tottenham, Hornsey, Edmonton and other surrounding fire stations attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.