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London warehouse destroyed by blaze in Erith

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A storage warehouse in south-east London has been destroyed in a large fire overnight.

Up to 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at industrial units off Yarnton Way in Erith for more than three hours.

Two adjacent units and three lorries were also damaged.

London Fire Brigade said it received more than 50 calls after the fire started just after 02:00 GMT. The cause of the fire is not known and there are no reports of any injuries.

Station manager Norman Perry said: "Fire crews worked hard to bring this under control.

"The blaze was in an industrial area and we managed to stop it spreading to any residential homes.

"We are likely to be at the scene throughout the morning damping down pockets of fire."

On Twitter, residents reported hearing loud explosions.

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