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Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to a fire at an industrial estate on Nobel Road in Edmonton.
Part of the roof of a refuse storage unit was damaged by the fire and around 200 tonnes of rubbish contained within it was destroyed. Fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries.
Station Manager Alan Brand, who was at the scene, said: "There was quite a lot of smoke in the area, so we advised residents to keep windows and doors closed.
"Motorists were also advised to take care when driving in the area."
The Brigade was called at 1859 and the fire was under control by 2254. Fire crews from Edmonton, Tottenham, Barking, Chingford, Enfield and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.