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Grass fire the size of football pitch in Barley Lane, Goodmayes

PUBLISHED: 12:37 21 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:37 21 July 2015

The fire is thought to have broken out in a wasteland behind these flats in Barley Lane, Goodmayes. Picture: Google Maps

The fire is thought to have broken out in a wasteland behind these flats in Barley Lane, Goodmayes. Picture: Google Maps

Archant

A blaze the size of a football pitch broke out in Goodmayes this morning.

Firefighters were called to Barley Lane at 10.24am to find one square hectare of grass and rubbish burning in a wasteland, behind a block of flats.

Three engines and 15 firefighters got the blaze under control, and no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade urged people to be careful when discarding lit cigarettes in the hot weather.

Did you take any photos? Email ralph.blackburn@archant.co.uk.


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