Harlesden Fire: Brigade calms blaze in shipping container

PUBLISHED: 17:34 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:09 30 November 2016

Firefighters from Romford, Harold Hill and Bethnal Green attended.

Firefighters from Romford, Harold Hill and Bethnal Green attended.


Fire fighters are dealing with a shipping container which caught fire this afternoon in Harlesden.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters were called to a blaze in a shipping container in Channel Gate Road at 3.10pm.

The container was alight for several hours and a 25 metre cordon was been put in place as a precaution.

Crews cooled down a gas cylinder that was involved as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

Fire crews from Park Royal, Willesden, North Kensington and Ealing fire stations are at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is currently unknown and is under investigation.

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