500 tonnes of waste goes up in flames at Edmonton plant

A fire broke out today (13 June) at a waste recycling facility in Edmonton, setting 500 tonnes of mixed waste alight. 

(Picture: Nicholas Dunbar)

The facility, located on Nobel Road, went up in flames at approximately 3.30am and there are currently no reports of any injuries. 

According to the London Fire Brigade (LFB), 10 fire engines and around 70 firefighters responded to the incident from crews across North London including Edmonton, Enfield, Chingford and other surrounding stations. 

The fire was under control by 7.51am according to the London Fire Brigade, but firefighters will remain on scene to carry out additional operations. 


In order to put out the fire, firefighters used 32m ladders to tackle the blaze from above. A drone team was also deployed to get an aerial view of the scene. The brigade also made use of a nearby brook to supply additional water to the fire engines. 

The London Fire Brigade has asked all residents in the local area to remain inside with doors and windows shut to avoid the smoke. 

A spokesperson for the LFB said: “Nobel Road remains closed between Thornton Road and Kynoch Road, with traffic along the A1055 impacted as we remain on scene.” 

The cause of the fire is not yet known.  

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