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Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a landfill site in Coldharbour Lane in Rainham this afternoon.
Approximately two hectares of the landfill site was damaged by fire.
The Brigade was called at 1355 and the fire was under control at 2348. Fire crews from Wennington, Romford, Hornchurch, Barking and other surrounding fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.