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Dagenham garage fire: 150 firefighters battle blaze

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Image caption Fire crews were called to Chadwell Heath Industrial Estate in Dagenham just before 08:30 GMT

About 150 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a garage in east London.

Fire crews were called to Chadwell Heath Industrial Estate on Kemp Road in Dagenham just before 08:30 GMT.

London Fire Brigade said the blaze was under control by 14:00 but warned local residents they should still "keep windows and doors shut" due to the "heavy smoke".

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area due to road closures.

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Image caption Emergency services received at least 70 calls about the fire

Twenty-five fire engines were deployed to the car repair workshop where half of the single-storey building was alight.

Station commander James Ryan said fire crews would remain at the scene "for several hours to ensure there are no remaining pockets of fire".

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.

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Image caption The fire was was under control by 14:00

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