Investigation Into Blaze at Recycling Centre
Smoke from fire in Brentford could be seen for miles
View from Tescos Car Park Osterley. Picture: Robert Charig
75 tonnes of waste caught fire in a recycling centre in Brentford on Bank Holiday Monday (2 January). Black smoke could be seen throughout the area and over seventy calls being made to the emergency services.
Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters and officers were at the blaze on Transport Avenue which started in the afternoon. Local residents were also advised to keep windows closed as a precaution.
Station Manager Jerome Kumedzina who was at the scene said: "Our firefighters worked extremely hard to get this fire under control and they will now remain at the scene for some time damping down."
Crews from Chiswick, Heston, Ealing, Southall, Twickenham and Feltham fire stations are at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 12.08pm and the fire was under control at 3.11pm.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Picture: NPAS London
3rd January 2017