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Fire crews from Barking, East Ham, Dagenham, Plaistow, Ilford, and other nearby stations in East London were sent to tackle the incident in Barking, reports say.
20 fire engines and more than 120 firefighters responded to a fire at an industrial estate on Alfreds Way in Barking, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said in a statement.
According to the LFB, a single-storey warehouse and part of an adjoining warehouse were on fire when the firefighters arrived at the scene.
The firefighters received the call at 18:33 local time (17:33 GMT) and the blaze was under control by 00:57 on 16 May (23:57 GMT, 15 May).
Photos of the incident have been posted on the LFB’s official account on Twitter.