Firefighters Battle Blaze in London Park During Heat Wave

The London Fire Brigade contained a fire at the Woolwich Common Park in London, UK, on Monday, July 18.

This footage uploaded to Twitter by Friends of Woolwich Common shows smoke filling the skies above the park.

According to local reports the fire was “under control” by Monday evening.

The brigade declared a major incident on Tuesday, July 19, and asked people to only call 999 in case of an emergency or an immediate risk to life.

Temperatures in the United Kingdom reached a record high of 40.2 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, according to the Met Office. Credit: Friends of Woolwich Common via Storyful

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