Fire in United Kingdom on January 03 2017 04:28 AM (UTC).
More than 70 firefighters have tackled a fire at a recycling plant in London which has resulted in thick smoke billowing across the capital. London Fire Brigade confirmed ten fire engines were called to the blaze at the recycling centre in Transport Avenue in Brentford at just after 12pm. It is believed around 75 tonnes of recyclable waste was involved and smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around with the Brigade's 999 control offices receiving 70 emergency calls. Station manager, Jerome Kumedzina, who attended the scene, said: "Our firefighters worked extremely hard in challenging conditions to get this fire under control and they will now remain at the scene for some time damping down." The fire was under control by 3pm and the cause is under investigation.