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Firefighters tackle huge blaze on A102 approach road to Blackwall Tunnel

By KentOnline reporter

Kent drivers are facing huge delays getting in and out of London after a blaze at a motorcycle repair shop.

The A102 approach road to the Blackwall Tunnel has been closed in both directions because of a building fire which also involves gas cylinders.

The blaze broke out in a motorcycle repair shop just before 6am, and around 35 firefighters are tackling the blaze.

The fire at a motorbike shop caused traffic chaos

Fire station manager Tim Frost said: "The whole of the repair workshop is alight.

"We believe that there are a number of gas cylinders inside the premises. Fire crews will be working to cool the down the cylinders, as some of them can explode when exposed to heat.

“I’d advise people to avoid the Blackwall Tunnel and surrounding roads as there is heavy traffic congestion.”

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