Grass fire the size of football pitch in Barley Lane, Goodmayes
PUBLISHED: 12:37 21 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:37 21 July 2015
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.
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