Around four fire engines and a command unit are at the scene of an apparent fire at Ocado and Morrisons distribution depot in Belvedere.
Ocado suffered a devastating blaze at another plant in Andover earlier this year. After that blaze they agreed to lease an extra 30 per cent of space allocated to Morrisons until February 2021 at the depot in Belvedere.
UPDATE: An aerial ladder is now on scene. There are reports of cutting in an attempt to access parts of the buildings structure.
22 AUGUST UPDATE: The fire was extinguished around 10pm. It will disrupt deliveries for some days. The Fire Brigade state:
“The Brigade was called at 1909 and the fire was under control at 2212. Fire crews from Erith, Bexley and Plumstead fire stations attended the scene.”