The London Fire Brigade has confirmed around 150 firefighters and 25 fire engines have been called out to a blaze at Chadwell Heath Industrial Estate on Kemp Road. Thick plumes of smoke can be seen bellowing from a car repair workshop in the east London estate. Emergency service were alerted to the incident shortly before 8.30am.
Crews from more than 14 areas of east London are in attendance.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Station Commander Barrie May urged residents in the area to stay away and keep all windows shut.
He said: “Local residents are advised to keep windows and doors shut as there is heavy smoke in the area.”
The London Fire Brigade said in a statement: “Twenty five fire engines and around 150 firefighters have been called to a fire at a car repair workshop at Chadwell Heath Industrial Estate on Kemp Road in Dagenham.
“Half of a single storey workshop is alight.
“The Brigade’s 999 Control centre has received 73 calls alerting them to the blaze.
“The Brigade was called at 0827 and is still at the scene. Fire crews from Dagenham, Ilford, Romford, Hornchurch, Hainault, East Ham, Barking, Walthamstow, Harold Hill, Stratford, Plaistow, Wennington, Leytonstone and other surrounding fire stations are in attendance.
“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”