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Fire at derelict Mill Hill warehouse causes visible smoke on M1 motorway

A derelict warehouse in Mill Hill caught fire yesterday (April 27) causing visible smoke to drift across the M1 motorway.

The London Fire Brigade received 33 calls about the fire and dispatched six fire engines and around 40 firefighters to the scene. The brigade was alerted at 7:33 pm and the fire was under control by 9:14 pm. Crews from Mill Hill, Hendon, Finchley and Stanmore fire stations were in attendance.

Part of the building was damaged by the fire and the cause of the incident is currently under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police. Five people who were inside the building managed to evacuate before the firefighters arrived and were treated by London Ambulance Service crews for smoke inhalation.

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London Fire Brigade released a statement saying: “The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers received 33 calls about the fire due to the amount of visible smoke in the area. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police.”

Yesterday, the London Fire Brigade tweeted that the fire had been brought under control, but crews would remain on the scene to carry out building safety checks. The full tweet read: “Around 40 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a derelict warehouse in Mill Hill this evening. We received more than 30 calls due to the amount of smoke blowing across the M1. The fire is now under control but crews will remain on scene to carry out building safety checks.”

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