'Confident' grass fire will be 'under control soon'

The London Fire Brigade's station manager James Morford has said that he is "confident" the second grass fire at Epping Forest will be put out.

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Grass fire update: LFB's James Morford said: "One fire is now under control & we're confident that the second will be under control soon."

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Grass fire update: LFB's James Morford said: "We're working incredibly hard in what are extremely hot and arduous conditions."

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Grass fire update: LFB's James Morford said: "Crews have been using grass beaters, water back packs and hoses to tackle the flames."

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