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A huge fire in London has prompted a large emergency response with 70 firefighters. Officials were first contacted regarding the blaze just after 8.20pm and subsequently received more than a dozen calls.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) reported that the cause of the fire is currently unknown.

A spokesperson said in a statement: "Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a warehouse fire on Crabtree Manorway South in Belvedere.

"Half of a two-storey industrial warehouse is alight.

"The Brigade's 999 Control Officers have taken 13 calls to the blaze.

"The Brigade was called at 8.23pm."

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They added: "Fire crews from Plumstead, Erith, Bexley and surrounding fire stations are at the scene."

LFB's official Twitter page also asked locals to "please avoid the area while we make the scene safe".

UKNIP reported that a 100-foot turntable later was sent to assist crews.

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A fire rescue unit also attended the scene of the fire.

Numerous road closures were put in place to prevent locals from getting too close to the fire.

The incident is reported to have taken place at a commercial laundry premises.

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