Firefighters tackle large timber blaze in Barking

Up to 50 firefighters were called out to tackle a large blaze at a timber yard in London.

About 100 tonnes of wood were alight at the site on River Road in Barking, east London.

Emergency services were called at 20:30 GMT but the fire was contained by about 23:00. Crews remained at the site for another couple of hours.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said 10 fire engines had been called to the scene of the fire.

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