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Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers were called to a disused warehouse fire on Crown Close in Hackney this evening. One fire rescue unit and an aerial ladder platform were also at the scene.
Twenty-seven 999 calls were received by Brigade Control to this very visible fire that could be seen for miles around.
Part of the first and second floor of the building are damaged by fire.
The Brigade was called at 1928 and the incident was under control by 2141. Fire crews from Homerton, Bethnal Green, Leyton, Stratford, Poplar, Stoke Newington and Ilford fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.