29/05/2015

Major Fire In Leyton Investigated

An investigation has been launched into the cause of a major fire on an industrial estate in Leyton in the early hours of Thursday morning.

At its height more than 100 firefighters were at the scene of the blaze at an industrial unit on Rigg Approach.

It is understood that some seventeen people were evacuated from the building, taking shelter in a nearby unit on the industrial estate.

London Fire Brigade said that the fire was contained to the building and stopped from spreading to surrounding buildings and a nearby railway line.

Station Manager Alan Lamb who was at the scene said: "Firefighters managed to stop the fire from spreading to any adjacent buildings and ensure train services on the adjacent railway line were able to keep running."

LFB said that the building was badly damaged in the blaze and an investigation into the cause is no underway.

(MH)

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