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fire bad, tree pretty

Holy smokes, Batman!

About a mile away from our workplace, we noticed this massive black cloud of smoke arising.  And it's now cast a massive shadow over all of East London.  Including our office.

Check it out here and video here.

Apparently it's an abandoned bus warehouse, on the Lee river, at the Olympic development site

 

I actually have some pics on my phone of the start of it.  It would have to wait til I get home tho.  But honestly, I'm sure the Beeb will have loads of them soon.   Where it is:


Here's a pic from a workmate's brother who works down at Greenwich:


Our office is on the far right side of the pic, in between/behind the orange building and the grey tower, with the dark brown roof:


ETA
.  I texted in my pic to the Beeb and it's in the gallery - here!  Caption is "Major fire in East London near Olympic site. Sent in by C Ung, Tower Hamlets.", jic it moves.  I was one of the earlier people to send in so it's at the back end - number 41 currently. 
ETA2. And of course I had to email my photography course teacher yesterday telling him I disobeyed the Photographer's 1st Law: Always Have Your Camera With You.

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tiguhgirl
Nov. 12th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I hope no one was hurt!
lama_not_llama
Nov. 13th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
No luckily! It was a disused old bus depot/warehouse on the Olympics site, which is currently going through redevelopment for 2012. So that was lucky. Although there were asbestos warnings. And even from where we were, the wind was picking up and carrying ashy debris!