A huge blaze which engulfed a clothing factory in Tottenham has been brought under control. About 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines rushed to the scene on Friday night to stop the spread of the fire in two nearby warehouses.
About 30 people were evacuated from their homes but since then residents have been allowed to go to their homes. The fire at the single storey clothing warehouse, located on Pretoria Road, was brought under control around 2.20am.
The fire at the factory was reported at 9.49pm on Friday night. Ambulances were also present at the scene, but no injuries have been reported. Firefighters from Tottenham, Hornsey, Walthamstow, Edmonton, Stoke Newington and surrounding fire stations attended to the fire at the clothing factory near White Hart Lane football.
"When they arrived our crews faced a large, well-developed fire and they worked incredibly hard in what were extremely challenging conditions to successfully prevent it from spreading to two neighbouring warehouses. At its height we had over 100 firefighters at the scene," Bill Dunn, a station manager was quoted as saying by The London Fire Brigade. "Around 30 people had to be evacuated from homes in the nearby area during the initial stages of the fire as a precaution, but they have since been allowed to return," he said.
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A smaller building next to the factory was also gutted in the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation, London Fire Brigade said.