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5 pics capture devastation of London fires as houses burn in record heatwave

Britain experienced its hottest day on record Tuesday. In the capital city, London Fire Brigade had its busiest day since the second World War, responding to multiple reports of wildfires.

July 20, 2022 / 01:40 PM IST
Fire warning London_Twitter
Britain experienced its hottest day on record Tuesday as the temperature breached 40C. In the capital city, London Fire Brigade had its busiest day since the second World War, responding to multiple reports of wildfires.
Kenton fire_Twitter
A disused church hall and car wash, two semi-detached houses and nine vehicles were destroyed by a blaze in Kenton. (Image credit: LondonFire/Twitter)
Etham fire in London_Twitter
Several houses were destroyed wildfires triggered by the dry, hot weather in and around London. The fire service received more than 2,600 calls on Tuesday, as compared to 350-400 on a normal day. (Image credit: LondonFire/Twitter)
Wennington fire_AP
One of the worst fires was reported from Wennington in east London, where a blaze that began in the grassland soon spread to nearby houses.
Dagenham fire, London fires
A large fire in Dagenham was brought under control, but not before it gutted a range of properties and vehicles. (Image credit: LondonFire/Twitter)
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first published: Jul 20, 2022 01:40 pm
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