A vast warehouse blaze tackled by about 100 firefighters has been brought under control, emergency services said.

Smoke darkened miles of the east London skyline on Saturday evening as it rose from the fire on Chequers Lane, Dagenham, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

The fire was brought under control on Saturday night after 15 engines were sent to the site shortly before 6pm.

Station manager Gary Woulds said about half of the warehouse was alight as flames raged through mixed waste.

He said: “Crews worked extremely hard to get the fire under control. It affected a single-storey warehouse containing approximately 100 tons of mixed waste and machinery.”

LFB described the blaze as a “protracted incident” and firefighters stayed at the scene during the night damping down remaining pockets of flames.

No-one was injured in the incident, the London Ambulance Service said.