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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 20:41 GMT 21:41 UK
Large factory blaze extinguished
Smoke from the fire.
The smoke could be seen in central London. Pic from Adrian Sturgess

A serious blaze that broke out at on an industrial estate in north-west London has been put out.

About 75% of the factory buildings were damaged in the fire on Standard Road in Acton, which started just before 1400 BST on Wednesday.

More than 70 firefighters 35 fire battled the blaze. One man was treated for shock.

A 200m exclusion zone remained in place while the police and London Fire (LFB) Brigade made the area safe.

Workers at businesses inside the exclusion zone near the Park Royal industrial estate area were forced to leave their premises.

The LFB said it was not clear what had started the blaze, which lies between North Acton tube station and the Central Middlesex Hospital.

Some witnesses reporting plumes of smoke visible from as far away as Charing Cross in central London.




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