FIREFIGHTERS are still tackling a fire affecting a large amount of waste at a recycling plant off Sevenoaks Way.

Three fire engines and 14 firefighters are at the scene in Cornwall Drive, Orpington, trying to damp down the several thousand tonnes of waste that is still smouldering.

Waste is also being removed by site operators while the plant's run-off has been dammed to protect nearby Ruxley Lakes.

Motorists are warned that as firefighters continue to work there may be some traffic disruption.

Six fire engines with 35 firefighters and officers were called to the fire on Monday morning (March 18) from Eltham, Orpington, Sidcup, Bethnal Green, and Bromley fire stations.

The Brigade was called at 5.47am.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.