100+ firefighters battle blaze in London suburb
The calls about the fire on Purley Way came in just before 8 pm local time, London Fire Brigade has said. There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The initial responses consisted of eight engines and 60 firefighters, which eventually doubled as the blaze raged on.
Firefighters eventually said they would remain on the scene into the new year, and advised area residents to keep their windows closed due to the large amount of smoke coming from the warehouse.
There is a lot of smoke coming off of the self-storage warehouse fire on Purley Way #Croydon. Local residents should keep their doors & windows closed. We'll be at the scene throughout the #LondonNYE night https://t.co/t0a2c9cUHhpic.twitter.com/KZVAytHBwT— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) December 31, 2018
Croydon is a bustling town of almost 400,000 residents some 15 km south of the heart of London.
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