A man has been rescued from a burning building on Greenwhich Peninsula and taken to hospital. Around 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines are tackling a blaze in Tunnel Avenue.

A large part of the ground floor and part of the first floor of nightclub Studio 338 has gone up in flames.

An industrial warehouse is completely alight and a number of outbuildings at a scrap paper processing yard are also alight as well as 40 pallets of paper.

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A safety cordon has been set up because of fears over gas cylinders on site exploding due to exposure to heat.

A brigade spokesperson said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man who has been taken to hospital by ambulance.

"This is a large fire and the smoke could be seen from across London, meaning we received a large number of emergency calls.

"Firefighters will be at the scene for the rest of the day, and possibly into the evening.”

The brigade received the first of more than 50 calls about the blaze at 11.43am.

Fire engines have come from stations including East Greenwich, Greenwich, Plumstead, Eltham, Deptford, Lewisham, Poplar, Whitechapel, and Bethnal Green.

The London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene.

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