Eight fire engines and sixty firefighters have been dispatched to Randlesdown Road, Bellingham to tackle a fire.
Images and videos posted on social media show a large amount of smoke visible from a distance.
London Fire Brigade initially tweeted about the incident saying: “Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters are attending a fire in Randlesdown Road #Bellingham. Please follow @LondonFire for more information when we have it.”
Posting via their website, London Fire Brigade said in a statement at 17:07: “Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters were called to a fire in Randlesdown Road, Bellingham.
“A van was alight and a range of sheds and outbuildings were also affected. There are no reports of injuries at this stage.
“During the fire two gas cylinders were removed and cooled to ambient temperatures, as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.
“Crews wearing breathing apparatus also carried out a systematic search of all the buildings involved.
“The Brigade was called at 1707 and the fire was under control by 1827. Crews from Beckenham, Bromley, Forest Hill and surrounding stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not yet known.”