Large fire breaks out at Canning Town

Image courtesy @CoachTris

A substantial fire has broken out this morning in Canning Town.

The blaze appears to be at a new development under construction opposite Canning Town station and seven people have been taken to hospital.

Canning Town development photo taken recently

Hallsville Quarter recently saw blocks top out facing the station, with the fire located nearby at a subsequent phase.

UPDATE: London Fire Brigade confirm it’s at the construction site stating:

“Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are responding to a fire near Silvertown Way in Canning Town.

“The fire is located in a construction site. One of the Brigade’s 64m ladder has been deployed to the scene. People are advised avoid the area as crews respond.”

Canning Town fire courtesy @CoachTris

Hallsville Quarter is a development comprising a hotel, Morrisons plus more than 1,100 homes across five phases. Work on phase four recently begun.

10am update: The fire is now under control. LFB state it was within a ground floor commercial unit. If within phase 3 as it appeared, there were proposals there for a cinema and food store.

Fortunately it wasn’t in an adjacent block with a health centre planned. There are no reports of injuries.

Of note is how tabloids went to town with silly headlines this morning – as perhaps expected – despite clearly not having the first clue about the site.




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