More than 100 firefighters were called to a huge blaze at a car dealership in east London on Saturday night.
Quick-thinking fire crews were praised for moving cars out of the way as Romford went up in flames.
Crews were called to the premises in High Road, Chadwell Heath, at around 10.10pm on Saturday.
London Fire Brigade said 125 firefighters were sent to tackle the fire involving around 100 car tyres, some parked cars and a workshop.
Station manager Paul Eastland said: In the early stages of this fire, quick-thinking firefighters were able to make the area safe enough for many of the cars at the dealership to be driven out of harms way.
This stopped them being an explosion risk but it also saved many thousands of pounds worth of vehicle damage.
They also removed a number of cylinders which can also explode when exposed to heat.
The fire has spread to a pile of tyres and is creating a lot of thick black smoke and I would avoid the area if you can and keep your windows and doors shut if you live locally.
Pictures taken on Sunday morning showed firefighters continuing to use hoses on the burnt out wreckage of the dealership.
Videos and pictures posted to Twitter by those living nearby showed bright orange flames and smoke pouring into the sky.