South London fire live: 100 firefighters and 15 engines tackle huge blaze in Norbury as they ask for people to avoid the area

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze in South London, London Fire Brigade has confirmed. The Brigade was called to the scene at Turle Road in Norbury at around 12:27pm today (June 26.)

Fire crews are tackling the fire where around six hectares of wasteland, shrubs and school playing fields are alight. The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken over 70 calls to the blaze.

Station Commander Keith Sanders, who is at the scene, said: “Firefighters are working hard to bring the fire under control. The fire is producing smoke in the local area and the direction of the wind is blowing smoke towards local terraced houses.

“Please avoid the area and if you live nearby, keep your windows and doors closed.”

The brigade shared a dramatic picture of the fire on Twitter, with massive plumes of smoke rising from the scene in the residential area. Fire crews from West Norwood, Mitcham, Wallington, Norbury, Woodside and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

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