Station manager Joe Kenny, who was at the scene, said: “The compressor was in an open area on the first floor, close to an unfinished section of the building. If firefighters hadn’t acted fast it could have spread very quickly along exposed timbers and into the building under construction, but thankfully it was brought under control at an early stage.”
The brigade said the fire was caused by a diesel compressor on the first floor of a building in Woolwich, which was destroyed in the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Huge fire somewhere over in Woolwich / Greenwich. Anyone know where? Need to try avoid en route to the O2 pic.twitter.com/sS8AE5DCBe— Ben Anderson (@IAmBenAnderson) May 18, 2015
Bare firetrucks in Woolwich and that— Woioii (@Albert_Albs) May 27, 2015
A206 Plumstead Rd is fully closed btwn Burrage Rd & Woolwich New Rd (building fire). E/bound traffic is q'ing from Woolwich Ferry Rbt.— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) May 27, 2015