More than 100 firefighters have spent the night tackling a large fire in Erith.
Crews from Bexley, Greenwich, Plumstead and Sidcup were all called in to help battle the blaze at a scrap yard on an industrial estate in Maypole Crescent.
Smoke from the fire billowed into the sky and could be seen as far north as Lewisham. More than half the yard, including numerous vehicles and a lot of scrap metal, were a light.
The fire also spread to two car workshops opposite the site.
Householders were told to close their doors and windows as a precaution.
Firefighters were called shortly before 6am and the fire was bought under control at 12.40am but crews are expected to remain on the scene this morning.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.