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No fire at the London Stadium


Rumours were alight on social media last night that the London Stadium was on fire as big black billowing smoke was seen for miles around appearing to come from the former Olympic Stadium.

London Fire Brigade were scrambled to tackle the blaze close to the Olympic Park yesterday evening.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman confirmed at least eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were battling the inferno.

The abandoned warehouse, close to the London Stadium, is surrounded by industrial buildings, a self-storage business and flats. There have been no reports of injuries and the cause is being investigated.

A LFB spokesperson said: “Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers were called to a disused warehouse fire on Wick Lane in Hackney this evening. One fire rescue unit and an aerial ladder platform were also at the scene.

“Twenty-seven 999 calls were received by Brigade Control to this very visible fire that could be seen for miles around. Part of the first and second floor of the building are damaged by fire. The Brigade was called at 1928 and the incident was under control by 2141. Fire crews from Homerton, Bethnal Green, Leyton, Stratford, Poplar, Stoke Newington and Ilford fire stations were at the scene.”

 

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “No fire at the London Stadium

  1. Bother!!!!

  2. Wondered if it was Stour Place when it came out on Twitter last night. Luckily not.

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