Enfield fire: Smoke seen for miles across London as enormous blaze breaks out at industrial unit

Alexandra Richards

Thick, black smoke could be seen for miles across London as firefighters tackled a huge blaze at a warehouse in Enfield.

Emergency services were called to the scene after receiving reports of a fire at Ponder End Industrial Park in East Duck Lees at 9.13am on Thursday.

Twelve fire engines and 81 fire fighters and officers were called to the scene.

Half of the ground floor, first floor and roof of the warehouse were alight.

Fire crews from Enfield, Chingford, Edmonton, Woodford and other neighbouring fire stations are at the scene.

The fire brigade tweeted:"The warehouse fire at #PondersEnd is under control. Firefighters will remain on scene damping down."

Enfield council reported that the fire is dying down and advised residents in the local area to keep their windows and doors closed for the next 2 hours.

Pictures posted earlier in the day on Twitter showed smoke billowing from the building.

Worried passersby posted images of the fire.

Smoke from the blaze was visible from central London.

The cause of the fire is not known. There are no reports of casualties at this stage.

Fire fighters have asked for people to avoid the area if possible.

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