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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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queen_haq
Nov. 12th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Yikes, that looks scary.
lama_not_llama
Nov. 13th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, and we were a mile away!! I would hate to have been in the houses around it. Luckily most of the immediate area is under development and therefore not populated. But there were flats and offices just south of it.

Fire bad, but hell, it's pretty darn awe-inspiring!

Edited at 2007-11-13 09:47 am (UTC)