Factory turned into huge inferno as massive explosion and fire rips through it

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A factory in East London is engulfed in flames following a major explosion.

The blaze has seen 12 fire engines and 80 firefighters rush to an industrial estate on Kemp Road in Dagenham this evening (September 25).

Images on social media show that the building has turned into a massive inferno.

London Fire Brigade said in a statement: "Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters have been called to a fire at an industrial estate on Kemp Road in Dagenham.

"A range of industrial units and a number of vehicles are alight.

"The Brigade's 999 Control Officers have taken more than 50 calls to the blaze.

"The Brigade was called at 1914. Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, Hainault, Ilford, Romford, Tottenham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage."

A witness at the scene told MyLondon: "I was the other side of the industrial estate by the horses looking over the wall.

"All I could see was the Fire Brigade on one side attemping to put out the fire and the flames were really horrible nearly pushing towards the houses."

They added that they didn't hear anything, but "everyone was worries about whether it was going to spread any further."

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