Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a waste recycling centre on Cringle Street in Battersea.
A waste compactor containing household waste was alight and 200 tonnes of waste were destroyed in the fire.
The Brigade was called at 1227 and the incident was over by 2056. Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene throughout the night (Friday, June 7). Fire crews from Clapham, Chelsea, Lambeth, Battersea and other surrounding fire stations attended the incident.
The fire is believed to be accidental.