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Britain's hottest day since 2006

Temperatures have reached 33.5 celsius at Heathrow - not only making today the hottest of the year, but also the hottest day since 2006.

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City of London urge public to 'stay away from fire'

The City of London Corporation has asked the public to stay away from a grass fire in Epping Forest, as the heatwave continues across the capital.

Paul Thomson, the City of London Corporation’s Superintendent at Epping Forest, said:

Two dry-grass and woodland fires have broken out at Leyton Flats, on Epping Forest land. One opposite Forest School and one around Hollow Ponds.

The London Fire Brigade is in attendance and we are advising the public to stay away from the area. The London Fire Brigade has said that no properties are affected.

There is a serious fire risk during the current heat wave, and we are operating a zero-tolerance policy on barbecues across the 11,000 acres of green space that we manage in London and the South East.

We are asking the public to make sure that cigarettes are properly put out and that they dial 999 if they see an outbreak of fire.

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