It's not very near the Olympics, but it's not really too far, either. A fire at a recycling center in east London is raging about seven miles (11 kilometers) from Olympic Park, and it's the biggest blaze the city has seen in several years.
The London Fire Brigade said that the whole of the single story building is on fire. A plume of smoke can be seen across the British capital.
The recycling center is in Dagenham, east of Olympic Park, where the games' closing ceremony is being held later Sunday.
No immediate word what caused the fire.
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