Over 200 fire fighters called tackle grass blaze in Wanstead

Over 225 firefighters are currently tackling a grass fire in Wanstead flats, Wanstead.

Around 100 hectares of grass is alight and while this is a large fire there is no immediate risk to property.

Group Manager Rob Davies who is at the scene said:

“Keep windows and doors shut, a lot of smoke is drifting across roads and while there is no immediate threat to property you should avoid the area if you can.”

Wanstead flats is a large area of grass land.

40 fire engines from stations including Walthamstow, Leytonstone and Hainault fire stations are currently at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 4.05pm and fire control have received over 110 calls about the fire which is very visible.