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Investigations begin after Greenwich fire

London Fire Brigade has started an investigation into the causes of a major fire at a chemical processing plant in Greenwich, south east London yesterday.

The fire broke out at 3am on Monday morning at chemical distribution firm Brenntag’s processing plant on Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich. At the height of the fire it took 12 fire engines and 60 firefighters to bring the blaze under control, according to London Fire Brigade. The fire was brought under control at just before 7am.

Heavy smoke from the blaze caused disruption in the area with residents advised to keep their windows shut until the fire was brought under control.

Damage appears to be limited to one warehouse, according to Brenntag, who will also be investigating the fire. The building housed a chemicals used as a bleaching agents in cleaning products.

 

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