Walthamstow fire: Crews still at industrial estate

Friday's fire in Walthamstow (photo: Nicola Shelton) Residents were advised to stay indoors due to the heavy smoke (photo: Nicola Shelton)

Fire crews remain at the scene of a huge blaze which destroyed two warehouses on an industrial estate in east London.

The fire started at the site in Billet Road, Walthamstow, on Friday.

At its height 100 firefighters tackled the flames and they have been cooling gas cylinders to reduce the risk of them exploding due to the heat.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said four crews were using equipment to look for deep-seated pockets of fire.

The fire started at 1620 BST on Friday and was brought under control within three hours.

People living nearby were advised to keep doors and windows shut because of lingering heavy smoke.

A temporary hazard zone remains in place while work continues to cool the gas cylinders.

Dense smoke spread around parts of north and east London and could be seen for several miles around when the fire was at its most intense.

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