Enfield fire: Huge blaze breaks out at north London industrial estate

72 London fire fighters and 10 engines are battling the flames which could be seen across London

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A huge fire has broken out at an industrial estate in north London with almost 100 firefighters battling the blaze.

Giant black plumes of smoke, captured and shared across social media, could be seen above the flames in Mollinson Avenue, Ponders End, Enfield, which have damaged 25 vehicles in the industrial yard.

London Fire Brigade confirmed that as many as 72 firefighters and officers, along with 10 engines, were on the scene attempting to contain the fire, which broke out at around 10m on Tuesday morning.

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A spokesperson told The Independent that officers were attempting to "cool down" a number of suspected gas cylinders that can explode when exposed to heat.

Local businesses and homes have been evacuated and Mollison Road has been closed in both directions between lee Valley Road and Jefferys Road.

The cause of the pallet fire is not yet known, but dramatic pictures from the scene show huge clouds of smoke billowing from a collection of stacked wooden pallets.

Crews from Chingford, Woodford, Dagenham, Holloway, Enfield, Edmonton, Stoke Newington and Tottenham fire stations are at the scene.

“Firefighters are at the scene tackling the industrial unit blaze. There was a lot of thick black smoke in the local area so in the early stages we ask local residents to close their doors and windows,” a London Fire Brigade spokesperson said in a statement.