Leytonstone fire
A building in Leytonstone has caught fire near the London Overground line@eastendimages

London Fire Brigade fire fighters are battling a blaze in Leytonstone, north east London, after four cylinders exploded at a car workshop.

Black smoke is billowing into the sky near the fire, over an area measuring 15m x 20m and started at a workshop in Railway Arch near the London Overground line.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 17.48pm after flames engulfed 80% of the building.

There are 10 fire engines present and eyewitnesses and 20 people had to be evacuated before the fire brigade arrived.