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.