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Six fire crews smother smoking scrapyard in Poplar

PUBLISHED: 09:46 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:40 23 April 2018

Six fire crews were called to the car and recycling yard in Lochnagar Street on Saturday afternoon. Picture: George Morgan/Twitter

Six fire crews were called to the car and recycling yard in Lochnagar Street on Saturday afternoon. Picture: George Morgan/Twitter

George Morgan/Twitter

Rubbish roasted in Poplar on Saturday after flames broke out at a scrapyard.

Fire crews were called to the car and recycling yard in Lochnagar Street at 3.10pm.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters took more than two hours to control the blaze, which destroyed a patch of recycling materials.

“One propane cylinder was cooled to an ambient temperature,” London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in a statement.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Firefighters from Poplar, Homerton, Millwall, Dockhead and Stratford stations attended.

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