Huge Fire Breaks out at Northern London Warehouse

January 8, 2018 5:57 pm Last Updated: January 8, 2018 6:05 pm

A huge fire has broken out at a warehouse in northern London, with witnesses saying they saw a “fireball in the sky.”

The London Fire Brigade tweeted that 15 fire engines and 90 firefighters are trying to contain the fire at a paint factory on Waterloo Road, Staples Corner. “Please avoid the area if possible,” the service said.

One woman told the Mirror that she saw a “fireball in the sky” amid the blaze.

Drivers have been advised to avoid the area around the fire.

Paula Cogan, a witness, wrote on Twitter: “Lots of smoke, noise and an eerie red sky in the direction of Staples Corner due to a warehouse fire. Keeping the windows closed – hope everyone is safe!”

“Huge fire just opened up at a warehouse on north circular by Staples Corner,” Achal Dhillon tweeted.

A Twitter user wrote: “HUGE fire off north circular just now. Literally exploding, plumes of smoke. I think it is a warehouse although not confirmed.”

Fire officials told the Daily Mail there were no reports of injuries.

“We were called to a fire at a warehouse in Waterloo Road, Staples Corner at 9:21 p.m.,” a fire official told the Mail. “We are using 15 pumping appliances, fire engines and other specialist appliances to surround the fire.”

 

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