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Leytonstone wildfire as it happened

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Leytonstone wildfire as it happened

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    Two large wildfires broke out on land close to homes and busy roads.
  • Flames are spread rapidly, off Whipps Cross Road in Leytonstone.
  • Eight engines and around 100 fire fighters tackled one site of burning grass, firs and gorse in a 200sq metre area near Snaresbrook Crown Court.
  • Six engines and around 35 fire fighters are fighting a separate blaze at Hollow Ponds, near Forest School, which is said to be under control.
  • Nearby roads closed.
  • Crews from Walthamstow, Ilford, Stratford, Homerton, Leyton and Chingford stations are at the scene.
  • Tall trees burning first firefighters on the scene appeared to initially struggle to cope.

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