Fire at Lower Sydenham

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maestro
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Fire at Lower Sydenham

Post by maestro » 27 Mar 2019 12:38

Currently a huge blaze with smoke drifting 400-500ft into the sky. Looks like it's on Kangley Bridge Road very near to the railway station.

Update:- It's at a recycling warehouse on Cricket Lane.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1752 ... beckenham/

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Re: Fire at Lower Sydenham

Post by alywin » 27 Mar 2019 15:06

I got off the bus in Beckenham Road, Beckenham some 2 1/2 hours ago and almost gagged on the smoke, it was so thick. Hoping they're managing to get the fire under control by now.

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Re: Fire at Lower Sydenham

Post by John H » 27 Mar 2019 21:01

I believe it is the industrial estate on Kent House Lane.

maestro
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Re: Fire at Lower Sydenham

Post by maestro » 27 Mar 2019 21:29

Just the other side of the Clarke's Coach depot. Must be one of the largest local fires in a long time, there's still a shroud of smoke hovering even 13 hours after it was first reported, clearly visible from half a mile away as the site is being well floodlit.

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Re: Fire at Lower Sydenham

Post by gurka » 28 Mar 2019 11:24

It was actually a friends recycling company, everyone was evacuated and there were no injuries but obviously all the staff are extremely distraught.

It really is something that is quite common in the industry (there was one in greenhithe) and it looks to have started on some old compost at the back of the warehouse.

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