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Wasteland blaze blackens sky over A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach

PUBLISHED: 23:18 23 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

Smoke fills sky over A12, as seen from Canary Wharf tower

Smoke fills sky over A12, as seen from Canary Wharf tower

BLACK smoke engulfed the sky over the A12 Blackwall Tunnel approach packed with home-going commuters in East London when a 10-tonne mountain of rubbish caught alight. Firefighters called for reinforcement as they tackled the blaze at Twelvetrees Crescent in Bromley-by-Bow just before last night's home-going rush-hour (Monday)

BLACK smoke engulfed the sky over the A12 Blackwall Tunnel approach packed with home-going commuters in East London when a 10-tonne mountain of rubbish caught alight.

Firefighters called for reinforcement as they tackled the blaze at Twelvetrees Crescent in Bromley-by-Bow just before last night’s home-going rush-hour (Monday).

Crews from Poplar and Bow fire stations got the blazing tires and debris on a fenced-off wasteland on the banks of the River Lea under control in 20 minutes.

Smoke billowed 200ft in the air, but somehow didn’t affect traffic on the tunnel approach close by.

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