Greenwich chemical plant fire update: Pictures and video from scene of factory blaze
14:56 28 May 2012
Around 15 firefighters remain at the scene of Chemical plant blaze in Greenwich, south-east London, which sent plumes of smelly smoke into the sky.
Video above by Jon Henwood
The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning at a processing plant in Peterboat Close.
At the height of the incident, 12 fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled the blaze.
A range of industrial units which contained chemicals were damaged by the fire, which was under control by 6.50am.
A loud siren sounded to alert people about the fire due to the chemicals contained within the buildings.
Due to the heavy smoke, London Fire Brigade received a number of calls from people across south-east London.
The brigade sought scientific advice on the smoke and was informed it was not harmful.
Assistant commissioner Dany Cotton said: "Our firefighters worked extremely hard to contain the fire, which damaged around half of a big industrial unit."
The brigade’s fire investigators are now on the scene to establish how the blaze started.