Smoke Billows From Dartford Grass Fire Amid Record Heat

Smoke filled the sky as a grass fire burned in Dartford, England, southeast of London, on Tuesday, July 19.

The fire started in Dartford midday on Tuesday according to Kent Fire and Rescue Service. The fire department said they were on the scene working to contain the fire.

Temperatures in the United Kingdom reached a record high of more than 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, according to the Met Office.

This video posted by Ian Marriott-Smith shows smoky skies as the fire burned in Dartford on Tuesday. Credit: Ian Marriott-Smith via Storyful

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