Recycling Centre Fire Sends Plume of Smoke Over West London

Seventy calls made to emergency after blaze starts in Brentford

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75 tonnes of waste caught fire in a recycling centre in Brentford this Bank Holiday Monday (2 January). A plume of smoke was sent up visible across West London that led to over seventy calls being made to the emergency services.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters and officers were at the blaze on Transport Avenue which started in the afternoon. Local residents were also advised to keep windows closed as a precaution.

Station Manager Jerome Kumedzina who was at the scene said: "Our firefighters worked extremely hard to get this fire under control and they will now remain at the scene for some time damping down."

Crews from Chiswick, Heston, Ealing, Southall, Twickenham and Feltham fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 12.08pm and the fire was under control at 3.11pm.

Major Fire at Brentford Recycling Centre - aerial view

Picture: NPAS London

Major Fire at Brentford Recycling Centre
Picture: London Fire Brigade


The cause of the fire is under investigation.

January 2, 2017

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