Wheelie Bin ' Graveyard' After Huge Plastics Fire at Warren Farm

Around 70 firefighters called to deal with wheelie bin blaze Sunday night

wheeliebin fire Liz Jenner
(photo: Liz Jenner)

A wheelie bin graveyard is how it's been described. These are the remains following a huge blaze at the council storage depot at Warren Farm last night.

Fire Warren Farm
( pic: London Fire Brigade)

Smoke and flames from the plastics fire could be seen across London. Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze at the council's storage yard on Windmill Lane in Southall.

The fire affected a large number of plastic wheelie bins stored in a chain linked compound covering an area of around 100 metres by 100 metres.

Warren Farm blaze


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( Photo: Liz Jenner)

London Fire Brigade’s ‘999’ control officers took around 40 emergency calls from members of the public. Fire officers advised that because of the smoke those in the area should keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.

The Brigade was called at 2057. Crews from Southall, Heston, Ealing, Wembley, Ruislip, Feltham, Chiswick and Hayes fire stations are at the scene. Crews have been at the scene through the night. This morning they have been damping down and surveying the damage.

fire at Warren Farm

Fire at Warren Farm
( Photos: Liz Jenner)

An Ealing council spokesperson said: ''Ealing council is aware of a fire which occurred this morning on council land at Warren Farm. Police have confirmed there were no injuries or casualties, however, a number of wheelie bins have been damaged. One road remains closed which should be in place till mid-morning. Police and LFB with support from the council are currently investigating to identify the cause of the fire including reviewing CCTV of the area.''



16th October 2017



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