Fire crews are still at Stratford this morning as the Health Protection Agency warns people not to touch material on site

Fire crews were this morning still battling the aftermath of yesterday’s huge blaze on the 2012 Olympic site.

The fire service confirmed last night that asbestos has been found on the site of the blaze. The Health Protection Agency has warned the public not to touch any material that may have come from the fire.

Up to 75 firefighters and six fire engines are believed to have attended the fire, which engulfed a warehouse on Waterden Road, on the edge of the Olympic site in Hackney Wick.

The Olympic Delivery Authority is investigating the fire, which started yesterday lunchtime, although it is thought that the blaze was an accident rather than arson.

The area around the blaze was evacuated yesterday, although work continued on the remainder of the site.