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Tyre mountain fuels fire fears at derelict garage

PUBLISHED: 15:45 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:55 21 July 2010

CONCERNS have been raised that a huge stockpile of tyres on an abandoned petrol station in Hackney are a fire risk. Mountains of old tyres and piles of other rubbish have been dumped at the former BP garage on the corner of Warburton Road and Mare Street.

CONCERNS have been raised that a huge stockpile of tyres on an abandoned petrol station in Hackney are a fire risk.

Mountains of old tyres and piles of other rubbish have been dumped at the former BP garage on the corner of Warburton Road and Mare Street.

Peter Sherman, who runs the London Fields pub, opposite the site, is worried by the risk posed by the tyres.

"I live upstairs at the pub and dread to think what would happen if there was a fire over the road," he said.

Terry Fitzpatrick, who lives nearby in South Hackney, said: "There's a convenience store adjacent to the site, which would be at threat as well as the pub, not to mention the countless residential buildings.

Mark Delane, director of Capital Provident, said: "We secure the site only for it to be broken into again and for illegal dumping to restart.

"We are running out of ideas of how to stop this from happening and will happily listen to any suggestions."

"We will once again clear and re-secure the site and will look into new security measures to try and stop this happening again."

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