Leyton fire: More than 70 firefighters battle huge blaze at waste disposal site in east London

More than 70 firefighters are battling a huge fire at a waste disposal site in east London

Dramatic images posted on social media show thick black smoke billowing into the sky as the inferno raged in Leyton on Thursday evening.

Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles around after the blaze broke out next to Brisbane Road, the home ground of Leyton Orient.

One person tweeted that the fire was visible from beyond Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in north London.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said about 1,000 tonnes of waste was alight.

She added: “Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire at a waste management site in Auckland Road.

“The Brigade was called at 5.14pm and fire crews from Leyton, Leytonstone, Homerton, Stratford, and surrounding fire stations are attending the incident.

“The cause of the fire is not known at this time.”

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