Manor Park fire – 70 firefighters battle massive blaze as gas cyclinders explode in East London

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AROUND 70 firefighters battled a massive blaze tonight after gas cylinders exploded at a Kwik Fit in East London.

Crews evacuated residents from neighbouring homes in Manor Park after the tyre outfit went up in flames shortly before 10pm.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at a Kwik Fit in Manor Park, East London
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Around 70 firefighters were involved in the operation
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TJ Stamp tweeted: “Smells like rubber, coming from little ilford lane :/”.

He added: “Bit of drama to end off the day… @kwikfit tyre shop on fire nearby in #manorpark lots of thick black smoke, terrible smell, tons of smoke, lots of @LondonFire sirens…”

No one is believed to have been injured in the fire, which was brought under control in less than 90 minutes.

In an updated statement, LFB said: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are tackled a tyre workshop fire on High Street North in Manor Park.

“The single storey unit was badly damaged by fire. A number of gas cylinders have exploded due to the heat.


“People from neighbouring properties have been evacuated.

“The Brigade was called at 2151 and the fire was under control by 2318.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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