Grass within the capital is “tinderbox dry” and “the smallest of sparks can begin a blaze which might trigger devastation”, the London Hearth Brigade warns.
The fireplace is producing loads of smoke over the M25 between junctions 25 and 26.
A London Hearth Brigade spokesperson stated: “This summer season has seen an unprecedented lengthy, dry spell with excessive temperatures so the grass in London is tinderbox dry and the smallest of sparks can begin a blaze which might trigger devastation.
“Regardless of our continued warning over the previous couple of weeks, we all know there are nonetheless people who find themselves barbecuing in parks, dropping cigarettes out of automobile home windows and leaving garbage mendacity round.
“We’re asking Londoners to assist us defend the town all of us love by doing all the things you possibly can to stop additional grass fires. Please don’t barbecue in open areas or balconies, throw your garbage away safely and put your cigarettes out correctly.”
The Brigade was known as simply earlier than 1pm. Hearth crews from Chingford, Hendon, Enfield, Southgate and surrounding hearth stations are nonetheless on the scene.
The reason for the hearth is just not identified presently.
The brigade receid 55 calls in regards to the blaze.