Grass Fire Threatens East London Homes Amid Record-Breaking Heat

Firefighters worked to control a grass fire that spread to structures in Dagenham, England, amid record-breaking heat on Tuesday, July 19.

According to the London Fire Brigade (LFB), 15 fire engines and “around 100 firefighters” attended the fire on Ballards Road, where multiple residences were evacuated, local media said.

Two people suffered from smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital, according to the LFB, and residents were advised to keep their windows closed due to thick smoke from the fire. Credit: Paul Crouchman via Storyful

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