Tottenham fire: 120 firefighters tackle huge blaze at warehouse in north London



More than 100 firefighters were tackling a huge blaze at a warehouse in north London.

Emergency services raced to the scene in White Hart Lane, Tottenham, on Monday night.

By 10.30pm, London Fire Brigade said a team of 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines were at the scene.

Dramatic footage emerged on social media of smoke billowing into the sky while flames ravaged the building.

The warehouse is reported to be roughly a mile away from Tottenham Hotspur’s home ground White Hart Lane, which is currently being redeveloped.

A spokesman for LFB said fire crews were alerted to the blaze, including a warehouse and storage units alight, at about 8.20pm.

Station manager Sam Kazmanli said: “This is a large fire and has produced a lot of smoke in the air. As a precaution, local residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed.”

The blaze broke out at about 9pm.

Thick black smoke could be seen pouring into the sky from up to three miles away.

Witnesses, who posted videos and images from the scene on social media, described the fire as “huge” and “absolutely terrifying”.

Nico Hogg tweeted: “That fire looks huge. Two miles away across #Tottenham.” 

Rex Fonseca said: “Huge fire near white heart lane, @tottenham @fire what is happening there?”

A warehouse and storage units have been ravaged by the fire (Gavin Black)

Another Twitter user, posting under the name Alex C, described the fire as “absolutely terrifying” and said that the warehouse appeared to have collapsed.

Jake Waloschek posted on Twitter: “Fire on White Hart Lane, hopefully no-one injured. Seems to be storage units.”

Firefighters Tottenham, Hornsey, Edmonton and surrounding fire stations attended. The cause of the fire was not yet known, a LFB spokesman added.

MPS Haringey tweeted: “LFB dealing with a large fire on White Hart Lane N17, please avoid the area and use alternative routes.”



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