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Homesdale Road fire now under control as crews remain on the scene

PUBLISHED: 15:10 24 October 2018

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to a fire at a former gas holder site on Homesdale Road. Picture: Kerry Moore

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to a fire at a former gas holder site on Homesdale Road. Picture: Kerry Moore

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Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a disused gas works site on Homesdale Road in Bromley this morning.

The cause is not known at this stage. Picture: Kerry MooreThe cause is not known at this stage. Picture: Kerry Moore

A 50 metre cordon was in place while firefighters tackled the fire and residents in the immediate were advised to keep their windows and doors closed due to the smoke.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took around 70 calls to the fire.

Around 150 residents and a nearby school were evacuated as a precaution.

The brigade was called at 11.31am and the fire was under control by 2.49pm, but crews will remain on scene damping down throughout the afternoon.

Fire crews from Bromley, Sidcup and Orpington fire stations attended.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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