Fire service attempts to 'contain' Epping Forest fire

James Morford, station manager at the London Fire Brigade has said one of the grass fires at Epping Forest is still continuing to blaze, but that it is surrounded. Mr Morford said that the hot conditions makes it more difficult to deal with fires.

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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.