The London Fire Brigade declared the major incident citing the tremendous strain on their services, as they tackled:

London on fire

A grass fire on Pea Lane in Upminster.

A fire on The Green in Wennington.

A fire involving garden fencing and trees on Uxbridge Road in Pinner.

A restaurant fire on Green Lanes in Southgate

A grass fire on Oaks Road in Croydon.

A grass fire on Ballards Road in Dagenham.

A fire on The Broadway in Wembley.

A grass fire on Sunningfields Crescent in Hendon.

A grass fire on Chapel View in Croydon.

A fire on Sidcup Road in Eltham.