Fire crews called to Ocado’s Erith warehouse

Fire crews have been called to Ocado’s giant Erith warehouse this lunchtime.

London Fire Brigade state:

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at a warehouse on Church Manorway in Erith.

Crews are tackling a fire on the second floor of a three-storey warehouse.

Station Commander Steve Vydelingum said:

“Firefighters are working hard in hot and arduous conditions inside the warehouse. A number of staff evacuated before the Brigade arrived. There are no reports of any injuries.”

The Brigade was called at 1242. Fire crews from Bexley, Plumstead, Millwall, Lee Green, Greenwich, Eltham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

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

It’s not the first time a fire has broken out on the site. In August 2019 fire crews put out a blaze on site.

A number of fires have occurred elsewhere in warehouses across Erith, including a large fire less than a month ago on Viking Way.

Ocado’s depot was the world’s largest automated grocery building for online shopping when built.

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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

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