Smoke plume soars above M25 as blaze rips through self-storage depot

19 May 2023, 14:50 | Updated: 19 May 2023, 15:02

A thick plume of smoke could be seen bellowing into the skies above Surrey on Friday, as a blaze ripped through a self-storage warehouse.
A thick plume of smoke could be seen bellowing into the skies above Surrey on Friday, as a blaze ripped through a self-storage warehouse. Picture: Twitter

By Danielle DeWolfe

A thick plume of smoke could be seen bellowing into the skies above Surrey, as a blaze ripped through a self-storage warehouse on Thursday evening.

Emergency services at the scene could be seen tackling the blaze into Friday morning, with residents warned to keep doors and windows shut after smoke filled the air.

Firefighters were called to the storage warehouse on Oyster Lane in Byfleet, Surrey, at around 8.50pm after a fire alarm in one unit was triggered.

According to the fire service, the blaze is believed to have started in a single unit before spreading throughout the warehouse, with a car workshop and a builders merchant attached to the building.

Listen and subscribe to Unprecedented: Inside Downing Street on Global Player

Nine engines are believed to have tackled the blaze, with photos uploaded to social media showing members of Surrey Fire and Rescue dousing the shell of the building with water.

Taking to Twitter, Surrey Fire and Rescue wrote: "Our crews and partners remain in attendance at the incident in Byfleet.

"We want to remind people to please respect the cordons we have in place. They are in place to keep both you and our teams safe.

"Please keep doors and windows closed if you are in the area."

Read more: Mastermind behind multi-million pound iSpoof site brought down in UK's biggest fraud sting jailed for more than 13 years

Read more: Two men arrested after senior police detective shot multiple times at kids' football training

Emergency services could be seen tackling the blaze, with residents warned to keep doors and windows shut after smoke filled the air.
Emergency services could be seen tackling the blaze, with residents warned to keep doors and windows shut after smoke filled the air. Picture: Twitter / Bill Compton @lox333

Concerned customers took to Twitter to question when they'll hear whether their possessions are completely destroyed.

One user adding: "When you'll be contacting the storage unit holders... we're all holding our breaths not having had communication from anyone."

In response, Surrey Fire and Rescue wrote: "We will only be contacting storage unit holders from a fire investigation perspective, and we don't currently have any timeframe on this unfortunately."

National Highways also took to twitter to comment on the blaze, which was visible between junctions 9 and 10 of the M25.

An investigation has now been launched.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Joe Biden referred to Ukraine's president - as President Putin - before correcting himself while on stage

Obama 'concerned' as pressure mounts on Joe Biden to pull out of presidential race in wake of Putin gaffe

Jay Slater vanished in Tenerife on June 17

'Significant' new clue in Jay Slater mystery as investigator shares update with police

Izzet Eren was shot dead

Masked gunman kills Turkish gang boss in 'revenge hit' after girl, 9, shot in botched drive-by at London restaurant

LBC met with two budding England stars at Harry Kane's former school.

Moment LBC met future England stars who attend the same school as Harry Kane

A section of the M25 is set to close this weekend

M25 stretch to close entirely this weekend, amid fears of Heathrow chaos, with other roads set to be 'incredibly busy'

A vigil was held for the three victims on Wednesday's suspected crossbow attack.

Police fear crossbow 'killer' Kyle Clifford held John Hunt's family 'for hours' before their deaths

Exclusive
A life-saving drug used by tens of thousands of people with cancer and Cystic Fibrosis is facing severe supply issues

UK 'pretty much out' of life-saving drug Creon - as 3 in 10 unable to pick up prescription due to medicine shortages

Joe Biden referred to Ukraine's president - as President Putin - before correcting himself while on stage

Joe Biden defiant despite calling Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy 'President Putin', as calls grow for him to stand down

Izzet Erin, the boss of the Tottenham Turks, was shot several times in the head outside a cafe in Moldova

Boss of Tottenham Turks gang behind drive-by shooting of girl, nine, at London restaurant assassinated in Moldova

A group of people thought to be migrants crossing the Channel in a small boat traveling from the coast of France and heading in the direction of Dover, Kent. Picture date: Tuesday August 29, 2023.

Four migrants die attempting to cross English Channel

Two worshippers have been attacked at a gurdwara in Kent

Horror as two Sikh worshippers 'stabbed with large knife' at Kent gurdwara, with teen boy arrested for attempted murder

A top candidate has turned down the job of leading the Border Security Command

Blow to Starmer as former top police office turns down job smashing gangs that run Channel migrant boat crossings

Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer ‘doubles down’ on free vote on assisted dying but hints it won't be in first year of Labour government

Dr Michael Mosley and his wife Clare

Michael Mosley's wife Clare says family are 'trying to put their lives back together' a month after husband's death

Prince Harry praised the 'eternal' bond between mother and son

Prince Harry praises 'eternal bond between mother and son' as he controversially picks up award

Starmer said the UK could recognise Palestine as an independent state even if the United States or Israel don't

UK could recognise Palestine as indendent state even if US or Israel does not, Keir Starmer suggests