The London Fire Brigade has brought one of the capital's "biggest ever fires" under control in East London as the Olympics comes to an end.
More than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines were sent to to the incident at the Hunts Waste Recycling Centre in Chequers Lane in Dagenham, east London, where a plant the size of a football pitch was alight.
A spokesperson for the London fire brigade said on Sunday afternoon: "We were called at 13.15."
After five hours, the blaze was finally under control, with a spokesperson saying: "We are going to be there thought the night, damping down.
"At the moment we have still got 200 firefighters at the scene but that will be reduced through the night."
London Fire Commissioner, Ron Dobson, described it as a dramatic end to the Olympics.
He said: "We’ve not seen a fire of this size in London for several years, it’s certainly a dramatic end to the Olympics for the London Fire Brigade. That said though, we are still able to attend incidents across the capital and the fire cover we’re providing at the Olympic venues has not been affected.
“We’ve got over 200 firefighters from across London working hard under challenging conditions to bring the incident to a close. Fortunately, we’ve not had any reports of injuries at this stage.
“I would like to reassure people that we are still able to attend incidents across the capital and the fire cover we’re providing at the Olympic venues has not been affected."
Dobson said they were unsure how the fire started.
“At this stage we aren’t sure how the blaze started as our focus is getting the flames under control. Fire crews will remain at the scene for as long as necessary and a thorough investigation will begin once the fire is out in order to establish how it started.”