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M1 in London closed after Mill Hill scrapyard fire

The M1 in north London has been shut following a fire at a scrapyard.

The road was shut between junction 1 at Brent Cross and junction 4 at Elstree, Hertfordshire, at about 0430 BST and could stay closed for several hours.

About 40 firefighters have been tackling the blaze close to Ellesmere Avenue in Mill Hill which is thought to involve several gas cylinders.

  • 15 Apr 2011