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Tottenham fire: Warehouse blaze creates huge smoke plume

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Media captionFire breaks out at Tottenham industrial site

A fire has ripped through a warehouse, sending huge plumes of black smoke into the sky in north London.

About 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze at what is thought to be a furniture store in Garman Road, Tottenham, which broke out at about 00:20 BST.

Mike Cotton, from London Fire Brigade, said "a huge amount of thick black smoke" was travelling for miles.

Residents have been urged to keep doors and windows closed.

Mr Cotton, who confirmed there were no injuries, said that when crews from Tottenham and Edmonton arrived they "found a developed fire and they called for reinforcements".

"We currently have 15 appliances attending this fire along with aerial appliances and high-volume pumps," he added.

"There's a range of units down there. We're unable to say how it started at this time because it needs investigating."

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Image caption About 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze
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Image caption The blaze broke out just after midnight
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Image caption Residents have been urged to keep doors and windows closed
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Image caption The fire was visible from Fulham in south-west London, about 14 miles away
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Image caption The fire could also be seen from The Shard building

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