Fire crews called to blaze at recyling centre in Harlesden

Second commercial fire in Brent in as many days

Fire fighters are currently tackling a blaze which broke out in a recycling centre in Harlesden.

Around 40 fire fighters and eight fire-engines were called to the scene in Scrubs Lane at around 2.50pm this afternoon where around �3,000 tonnes of scrap metal material is alight.

The cause of the fire is unknown and officers are currently dealing with it.

Pushminder Vagarwal, a firefighter who is at the scene said: “Our fire crews are working really hard to get this fire under control but it’s likely that we’ll be here for some time.

“There is a lot of smoke from the fire and we would advise any residents living nearby to keep their doors and windows closed.”

This is the second commercial fire in two days following yesterday’s blaze at a car repair centre in Wembley.

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