East London fire: Scrapyard ablaze in Poplar – six fire crews race to scene


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A fire has broken out in east London’s Poplar

The hurl broke out at the car and recycling scrapyard in Lochnagar Street at 3.10pm.

Approximately ten per cent of the scrapyard is currently alight.

Flak delay crews from Poplar, Homerton, Millwall, Dockhead and Stratford fusillade stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Lochnagar Street is closed in both instructions at the junction of A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach.

Lane one of three is also locked southbound on the A12 B. 

Met Police officers in Tower Hamlets tweeted: #ResponseTeamC are supporting @LFBTowerHamlets with traffic closures whilst they deal with a vitalize in the Poplar area. Delays should be expected.” 

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