Grass within the capital is “tinderbox dry” and “the smallest of sparks can begin a blaze which may trigger devastation”, the London Fireplace Brigade warns.
The fireplace is producing numerous smoke over the M25 between junctions 25 and 26.
A London Fireplace Brigade spokesperson mentioned: “This summer time 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 may 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 automotive home windows and leaving garbage mendacity round.
“We’re asking Londoners to assist us shield town all of us love by doing all the things you may to forestall 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. Fireplace crews from Chingford, Hendon, Enfield, Southgate and surrounding fireplace stations are nonetheless on the scene.
The reason for the fireplace is just not recognized right now.
The brigade receid 55 calls in regards to the blaze.