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Fire at wood yard on Regent Road, Vauxhall


Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Regent Road, Vauxhall
Firefighters are currently in attendance at a fire at a wood yard on Regent Road in Vauxhall.

Crews were alerted at 11.35am and on scene at 11.45am. Four fire engines are currently in attendance.

On arrival crews found a stack of pallets, approximately 80 square metres, involved in fire.

Crews are currently using compressed air foam and three main jets to tackle the fire.

Businesses and residents in the local area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed.

Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicine close by and if ill effects occur, please call NHS 111.

Please avoid the area and find alternative routes if you can.

The incident is ongoing.

UPDATE 2.30PM

Fire crews remain at the scene of a fire at a wood yard on Regent Road, Vauxhall.

The fire has been sectorised.

Onsite staff, under the guidance of the fire service, have now secured a fire break by moving unaffected pallets away from those involved in the fire. The site manager has arranged for a digger to attend to dig out material involved in the fire.

A large plume of smoke continues to blow from the site in a south to south westerly direction.

Please avoid the area and previous advice to keep windows & doors closed should still be followed.

Three main branches are in use as well as a ground monitor.

UPDATE 8.30AM 3RD JULY

Fire crews left the scene of the wood yard fire on Regent Road, Vauxhall at 11.18pm on Tuesday 2nd July.

It is believed the fire started accidentally.

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