Crodyon fire: Ten cars alight in huge blaze sending smoke billowing across south London


Ten cars were on fire in a huge blaze that sent thick black smoke billowing into the air in south London.

Twenty firefighters in four fire engines were scrambled to the scene in Croydon after crews received almost 50 calls to the incident.

Footage from the area showed large plumes of smoke rising into the sky on Saturday morning.

A Croydon fire station spokesman said officers were called to reports of pallets alight near Makro wholesaler in Peterwood Way.

#Croydon – fire off Purley Way pic.twitter.com/7aoFdkn3Y2

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London Fire Brigade urged people to avoid the area as crews continued to battle the flames.

It wrote on Twitter: “4 fire engines & 20 firefighters are dealing with a blaze involving 10 cars in #Purley. We’ve take nearly fifty 999 calls. Please avoid area.”

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