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Crews put out one grass fire at Leytonstone

One of the grass fires at Leytonstone is now under control, the London Fire Brigade said today. In a statement, the service said:

Around 120 firefighters and officers are currently dealing with two separate grass fires on Wanstead Flats.

An area of grass, firs and gorse measuring around 200 metres x 200m metres is alight near Whipps Cross Road in Leytonstone E11.

The Brigade was called at 1332 and fire crews Walthamstow, Ilford, Stratford, Homerton, Leyton, and Chingford fire stations are tackling the fire.

A further eight fire engines and around 35 firefighters and officers are dealing with a separate grass fire a bit further along Whipps Cross Road at Hollow Pond.

The Brigade was called at 1528.