London paint factory blaze sends smoke across city

Fifteen fire engines and 90 firefighters are at the scene of the blaze.
Fifteen fire engines and 90 firefighters are at the scene of the blaze. Photo credit: London Fire Brigade

Fire crews are battling a "significant" fire at a London paint factory, and smoke can be seen for miles across the city.

Fifteen fire engines and 90 firefighters are at the scene of the blaze at a warehouse on Waterloo Road in Staples Corner.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "This is a significant fire at a paint factory off the North Circular which can be seen across London. We'd ask people to avoid the area if possible and local residents to keep their doors and windows shut."

Footage posted to social media near the scene shows the building engulfed in towering flames, and the flames are clearly visible in the distance in videos taken well away from the scene.

Fire services were called to scene at 9:20pm local time.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

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