A fire in East London has been brought under control, according to the London Fire Brigade.

During a period of strikes by firefighters, the timing has been crucial for the waste transfer station in Canning Town.

Letsrecycle.com reports that up to 70 firefighters came to tackle the blaze, and the smoke emitted caused road closures and disruptions to the Dockland Light Railway nearby.

If this instance has proven anything, it is that our fire services should never be taken for granted. The London Fire Brigade say 35 firefighters will remain on scene to ensure the fire remains controlled and safe.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.