Firefighters attend builders' merchant fire in London

Published:  12 April, 2017

The London Fire Brigade has tackled a huge fire at a builders' merchants in Brent Cross, London.

According to London Fire Brigade, the fire started in a woodworking shop on the builders' merchant site near Brent Park Road, London.

The Fire Brigade were called at 15:45 on 12 April. Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters brought the blaze under control, with crews from a number of different fire stations and a number of aerial appliances also on the scene. There were no casualties.

Smoke from the fire caused disruptions on roads and rail services in the area, with sections of the M1 motorway closed in both directions between J1 and J4.

In a statement, London Fire Brigade station manager Claiton Murray said: "This is a large, challenging fire and crews are working extremely hard to bring it under control as quickly as possible. Around half of the workshop is alight. The fire is producing a considerable amount of smoke so we are advising people living and working in the area to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution."

While the London Fire Brigade has not yet officially named the builders' merchant company involved, images released on the @LondonFire twitter account suggested the fire is at the Busy Bee Builders' Merchant site on Brent Park Road, London NW9.

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