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Fire at construction site on Isle of Dogs near Canary Wharf

PUBLISHED: 14:27 26 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:29 27 June 2017

Smoke billows from construction site on  Isle of Dogs. Picture: JACK JORDAN

Smoke billows from construction site on Isle of Dogs. Picture: JACK JORDAN

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A blaze has broken out in a construction site on the Isle of Dogs close to Canary Wharf.

A pall of smoke rising from the site in Preston’s Road in Blackwall, at the entrance to Millwall Docks, could be seen from miles around.

Some 21 firefighters and officers have been dealing with a blaze at the New District site at Canary Wharf where a three-storey building is under construction.

The emergency services were called in at 2pm. Fire crews were sent from Poplar and Plaistow fire-stations in east London and from East Greenwich the other end of the Blackwall Tunnel.

The cause of the fire isn’t yet known.

The fire was in “a non-essential area of the site which does not form any part of a building”, a Canary Wharf Group spokesperson said.

The blaze has been dealt with and there are no reported casualties or danger of spreading to neighbouring buildings.

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