TQ3699 : Sony Distribution Centre ablaze

taken 7 years ago, near to Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Sony Distribution Centre ablaze
Sony Distribution Centre ablaze
The pall of smoke seen in this photo is emanating from the blazing Sony Distribution Centre at 6 Solar Way, Enfield Lock. It had been burning for several hours when this photograph was taken from nearly seven miles away. Although at the time of writing the definite cause of the fire had not been established, the presumption is that it was arson associated with the riots that have been occurring in various locations around London in the last three days.
The distribution centre, with a floorspace of some 20,000m▓, was Sony's sole warehouse in the country for CDs and DVDs which being mostly plastic burn rather well. Millions of pounds of damage have been caused by these riots - to what end ?
Note: The warehouse straddles the gridline such that most of it is in the neighbouring square to the east, but I have taken an arbitrary point on its western fašade as this is the side facing the viewer.

For a Google Streetview image of the warehouse before the fire see LinkExternal link
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TQ3699, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 9 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 369 994 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.6015N 0:1.2864W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2608 0106
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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