A recycling plant caught fire this morning in Wimbledon Park.

Six fire engines and about 40 firefighters were called to the industrial estate fire in Weir Road just before 10am

Part of a mechanical digger within a single-storey warehouse building was alight.

Ten people left the building before the London Fire Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.

Station Manager Justin Coo, who is at the scene, said: "Local traffic control is in place so we are asking motorists to please avoid any unnecessary journeys onto the industrial estate."

As of 11.37am, the fire was under control.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.