A major incident has been declared in London with multiple incidents happening here in Yorkshire.
As firefighters battle the blazes, officials warn the public to follow advice and avoid garden bonfires as well as barbecues in national parks and public spaces.
For the first time ever, records have exceeded 40C in the UK leading to wildfires soaring in the hot, dry and sunny conditions.
The record was broken at London Heathrow this lunchtie where the mercury had soared to 40.2C.
At least 29 observation sites across England have provisionally broken 2019’s previous UK record temperature of 38.7C, from Bramham, in West Yorkshire, to Charlwood, in Surrey, the Met Office said.
1. Fires across Doncaster
Putting out a fire in Hatfield, Doncaster
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2. The Capital saw a surge of fires
Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were dealing with a grass fire the size of three football pitches at the rear of Halcot Avenue in Bexleyheath.
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Grassland at Cranford Park in Hayes and Woolwich
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Fire crews tackled a fire in a field of cut corn in Lenham Maidstone, which covered approximately 1.5 hectares of land
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