“apocalyptic” fire what destroyed 15 gardens in Essex was started by himea, it appeared today – as the landowners called it for nationwide ban on sales of disposable mantles.
Fourty people had to be evacuated from homes in Greenwood Close, Chelmsford, seven crews fighting fire. on Saturday evening.
Colin Shad, who was in in area told ITV at the time: “It was like apocalyptic war film. Ashes fell from sky like snow and pavement of roads and cars. i never saw anything like It.’
This is happening as investigations continue. cause of another fire in Feltham, West London, where there were 70 heroic firefighters rescue 30 homes from destruction.
Loud explosions were heard at the site near Heathrow Airport after the grass cover. fire spread to neighboring gardens and ignited several gas bottles.
About 60 residents were evacuated from the house. homes due to amount of smoke.
ESSEX: forty people had to be evacuated from homes in Greenwood Close, Chelmsford, seven crews fighting fire. on Saturday evening
FELTAM: About 70 firefighters were called to extinguish out flame in Feltham on Sunday, with photographs showing flames bursting back garden
fire scorched trees, hedges, bushes and decking in the rear of line of characteristics on road.
The garden shed was destroyed through fire and another 15 sheds were damaged. Several properties suffered minor damage. windows, balcony doors and gutters. There were no reports of any injury.
Now households are calling not light fires and retailers ban sales of disposable barbecues as England faces new heat wave in already tinder-dry conditions.
Temperature set to rise until mid 30s in parts of south of England as the high pressure brings more hot, dry weathernext months of little rainfall, left country facing ghost of drought.
Conditions have left in the countryside, as well as city parks and gardens, extremely dry, uplifting risk of more devastating wildfires, with rivers, groundwater and reservoirs at low levels.
Two water supply companies have already announced hose bans and others warned that they might need to follow suit – and there doesn’t seem to be any immediate resolution -up in dry, hot weather for southern parts of country.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service calls people not light barbecue or campfires, or let off fireworks or sky lanterns.
Region manager Neil Fenwick said “Bye the summer weather usually provides a great opportunity to have a barbecue or gather around the fireplace in evening, we are very discouraging people from the presence of any kind of is lit at the moment.
“The ground in Essex is extremely dry, which makes it easy and fast for fire to spread. it true for gardens, as well as fields and wastelands.
‘Please help us to help you. Please do not make barbecues and bonfires. Please don’t use fireworks or set off sky lanterns.
Country Land and Business Association (CLA), representing 28,000 farmers and landowners. in England and Wales demanded retailers follow in lead of Marks and Spencer and the sale ban of one-time barbecues across the UK this summer.
Firefighters report fire in Chelmsford influenced the gardens of about 15 houses, as well as several sheds, outbuildings and group of coniferous trees. About 40 people were evacuated from their homes how safety precaution
Number of the gardens were destroyed and 15 homes exterior walls damaged windows and a drain. BUT fire under investigation out define cause of flame.
Organization President Mark Tufnell said: “The CLA requires that retailers stop selling immediately of one-off barbecues across the UK this summer in a move to stop the spread of fires in in countryside which the cause great damage to rural communities and businesses and jeopardize safety of all those who in surrounding areas.
‘During this period of prolonged absence of precipitation, record temperatures during heat waves and wildfires wreaking havoc on the countryside, a similar policy that could further mitigate fire damage is reasonable and necessary.
“We warmly welcome people to countryside because they aspire enjoy glorious weather.
But we ask them help us protect farmland and natural habitats by keeping barbeques, campfires and other potentially dangerous materials such as sky lanterns.
Calls coming in as Met Office forecasts another week of stuffy weather for some parts – although the UK is not expected to see record- burst temperature of Heat wave in July as thermometers top 40C for in first time.
Met Office spokesman Graham Madge said: “We expect heat to build closer to the end of week and expected temperature of 34C or 35C in parts of southern England.
“After this wave of heat start subside.
He said heat was caused on area of low pressure building from the west, but by the end it will slip away to the east of this week, bringing more fresh conditions.
But it wasn’t yet clear from forecasts whether there will be any “meaningful” rain to relieve dry areas next week, he said.
Pictured: The Feltham fire erupted less than two miles from Heathrow Airport and was clearly visible from landing planes
Emergency services at the scene of Huge fire on hereford road in Feltham on Sunday evening
Low rainfall in July left The river flows in central, southern and eastern England and eastern Scotland, below ordinary – with many see “exceptionally” low levels of water flows in them, british center for This is stated in the report of Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH).
But the rain in north West Britain in in last a week or so means river flows in normal range or above normal, or even exceptionally high in happening of Cumbria.
Lucy Barker, hydrologist analyst to the UKCEH, said: “Current forecasts suggest dry and warm weather will continue for Southern Britain via first half of August, and hydrological forecasts suggest below normal river flow in Southern Britain is likely to remain over in next a few months, with exceptionally low flows likely in many watersheds.
“Groundwater levels and reservoirs are likely to continue decline in these areas.
“We expect continued impact on agriculture and environment in in addition to further pressure on water supply, with possibility of additional restrictions.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) reported that 10 fire engines and about 70 firefighters were called to the fire on hereford road in Feltham on Sunday at 16:35