Cars ‘explode’ as fire rips through warehouse – 60 firefighters tackle blaze

Cars have “exploded” as a huge fire rips through a London warehouse and firefighters surround the scene.

Around 60 firefighters are tackling the blaze at a warehouse on Morson Road in Enfield.

Footage from the scene shows huge plumes of thick smoke pouring out from the building.

Local residents are being told to keep their doors and windows shut.

A number of vehicles and two shipping containers are on fire.

London Fire Brigade station commander Dave Bracewell, who is at the scene, said: “Firefighters were faced with a well developed blaze on arrival.

“Crews are working hard to stop the fire spreading to surrounding buildings and a turntable ladder is in use to tackle the blaze from height.

“The fire is producing a significant amount of smoke, so residents in the area are advised to keep their doors and windows closed.”

A number of vehicles and two shipping containers are on fire and crews were called to the scene at around 1.30am.

The London Fire Brigade said in a statement: “The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”

Fire crews from Chingford, Enfield, Edmonton, Woodford, Tottenham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

The service said that a total of eight fire engines and dozens of firefighters were called to the scene.

The brigade took 13 calls to the blaze, and the first was at 1.30am.

In a statement the service said at about 4am that the fire was now under control and crews would remain on the scene damping down into the morning.

The London Fire Brigade said there were no reports of any injuries at this stage.