London firefighters were mobilized on Sunday 24 July to battle three wildfires linked to high temperatures and winds around the British capital. A fourth is raging in nearby Surrey, just days after the heat record was broken in England.
“London firefighters deal with multiple weather-related blazes”, the London Fire Brigade tweeted that between midnight and 5pm, firefighters carried out more interventions than the usual 24 hours. Temperatures reached 29 degrees Celsius in southeast England on Sunday.
Eight fire engines, a fire boat and about 65 firefighters are tackling the grass fire in the conservation area. #Thamesmead. Please close your doors and windows if you live nearby. https://t.co/6Hg4ngwngj
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) July 24, 2022
The fire, which broke out in Enfield, north London, spread over 20 hectares “in control” At the end of the afternoon. 100 firemen and 14 engines were deployed.
Keep the windows closed
In Hayes, west of the capital, near Heathrow Airport, 40 firefighters and six engines were sent to tackle the five-hectare blaze, while in Thamesmead, to the east, 65 firefighters, eight engines and a boat were used. In areas closer to homes, firefighters advised residents to close windows to avoid smoke and cancel planned barbecues, emphasizing preventative measures.
A fourth plant fire, causing significant smoke, was reported by firefighters in Surrey, sixty kilometers southwest of London. Many roads were closed due to this.
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