100 firefighters tackle blaze in Greenwich, London

100 firefighters tackle blaze in Greenwich, London

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Smoke has been sent billowing into the sky above London as firefighters battle a large blaze in Greenwich.

More than 15 fire engines and 100 firefighters are at the scene on Tunnel Avenue – with the fire affecting a recycling yard, some industrial units and a pub.

London Fire Brigade said they have received more than 50 calls about the incident, with the first coming in at around 11.43am.

Crews from East Greenwich, Greenwich, Plumstead, Eltham, Deptford, Lewisham, Poplar, Whitechapel and Bethnal Green are currently in attendance.

As the crews work to bring the fire under control, the LFB has said in a tweet that some gas cylinders are involved, and a safety cordon is being set up.

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Images shared across social media show a plume of black smoke which can been seen from across the capital.

Pictures of flames raging behind the Ibiza-style nightclub Studio 338 have also been widely posted.

Transport for London has also tweeted to say Millennium Way and Boord Street have been closed because of “possible smoke across the carriageway”.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they were on the scene and “assisting” with the incident.

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