en hearth engines and round 70 firefighters are battling a grass hearth in Rainham, with residents warned to maintain home windows closed.
London Hearth Brigade was referred to as to Lambs Lane at 1.43pm on Wednesday and had been nonetheless on the location on the time of writing (3.20pm).
Street closures are additionally in place at Lambs Lane North junction with Upminster Street North and Upminster Street North junction with Launders Lane.
The hearth web site is near Wennington, which was badly broken throughout a fireplace final month.
“Hearth crews from Dagenham, Hornchurch, Barking, East Ham and different surrounding hearth stations are on the scene,” the hearth brigade mentioned.
“The reason for the hearth will not be identified at this stage.”
On Twitter, the power mentioned two areas of grass are alight and that “residents within the space are suggested to maintain their doorways and home windows closed because of the smoke”.
Commenters mentioned they might spot the rising smoke as far south as Thamesmead.
One other Twitter person added: “Smoke is blowing instantly over my home depositing ash and God is aware of what else.”
The Met Workplace has already warned Londoners of the hearth danger posed by grass dried by the new climate as temperatures stay within the 30s this week.
Thames Water has additionally issued a hosepipe ban to protect provides.