Excuse the terrible picture, I snapped it from the bus quite quickly just now.
It seems something big is on fire in the Thamesmead region. Twitter makes mention of it but some say Woolwich, some say Erith and it appears to be somewhere around the Thames. I’m heading up to the town centre shortly with a sick pet, so hopefully I’ll find out more and it will be under control soon.
EDIT: Chris Waite over on the Facebook group for Thamesmead has taken some pretty decent pictures and located just where it is. In fact Thamesmead isn’t burning down, it’s a scrap yard in Dagenham on the other side of the river. Here’s hoping nobody was hurt because that must have been one hell of a blaze to be that visible.