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Tonnes of rubbish ablaze at Orpington waste plant

Fire at Waste4Fuel plant in Crittalls Corner
Image caption The fire started at about 20:00 GMT on Thursday, London Fire Brigade said

Firefighters remain on the scene of a waste plant in south-east London where 900 tonnes of rubbish caught fire.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to the Waste4Fuel plant in Crittalls Corner, Orpington, at 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

Firefighters will continue to damp down the site but LFB have said the flames had been extinguished.

About 5% of the 18,000 tonnes of rubbish has been burning and machinery at the plant was also on fire.

Four fire engines and 20 firefighters were at the scene earlier.

At 20:50 GMT, LFB said a crew was still there monitoring smoke coming from small pockets.

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