"Approximately 41 hectares of grass and undergrowth are alight," he said.Surrey Search and Rescue sent a drone up to monitor the fire and tweeted they had been called out to support the fire service on the heath.Chobham Common was closed between Titlarks Hill Road and the roundabout with Windsor Road and Chertsey Road.The fire broke out as the UK was set for one of its hottest days on record, with temperatures reaching more than 36C (96.8F) in south-east England.The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sitesThe first minister accepts her government "did not get it right" with the system for calculating pupils' grades. Theseverity of the fire was at level four, “meaning the risk of wildfires and rapid spread of fire can occur”.At least 10 fire engines, two water carriers and 10 other vehicles were attending the scene and working to tackle the blaze.Griff Ryan, 23, who lives in Sunningdale, near the fire, said it began with a “strange light” at around 1pm on Friday before smoke and then later a “wall of flames”.“Smoke got gradually worse and ash began falling into our garden. Homes evacuated as fire crews tackle a 40 hectare fire on Chobham CommonHomes have been evacuated in Surrey while fire crews tackle a 40 hectare (98.8 acres) wildfire.The blaze started on Chobham Common and spread to Wentworth golf course, halting play in the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final tournament.Surrey fire and rescue service said residents who have been evacuated from their homes will not be able to return until at least Saturday morning.“The fire on Chobham Common is an ongoing incident with significant numbers of emergency services on the scene who are likely to remain there for some time,” the fire service tweeted.“Some local roads in the area remain closed to allow crews to work and for public safety. Chobham Common fire: Large blaze engulfs nature reserve
These are external links and will open in a new windowQueen guitarist Brian May has thanked firefighters for saving his home and music studio from "going up in flames" during a wildfire.Crews have battled the blaze on the national nature reserve at Chobham Common in Surrey since Friday.May posted on Instagram to say the land was "still smouldering less than a mile from my own house and studio, and the fond relics of my entire life".Surrey County Council said the situation has been stabilised. ⚠️Major incident - Chobham Common, Heath Fire - Relief crews are now proceeding from across Surrey to continue fire-fighting operations.
The fire also spread to Wentworth Golf Club. Image copyright Surrey Search and Rescue Image caption Surrey Search and Rescue sent a drone up to monitor the fire Follow BBC South East on Facebook , on Twitter , … We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
The blaze started on Chobham Common and spread … Please continue to avoid the area.”The service said it sent 10 fire engines, two water carriers and 10 other vehicles to tackle the blaze.Cabinet minister and MP for Surrey Heath Michael Gove described the fire as a “tragedy” as he thanked search and rescue teams for their help in dealing with the incident.Griff Ryan, 23, lives in Sunningdale near the blaze, and said the fire began with a “strange light” at about 1pm before smoke and later a “wall of flames”.“Smoke got gradually worse and ash began falling into our garden,” he told the PA news agency.
Fire crews are battling a huge wildfire on Chobham Common in Surrey. Homes have been evacuated in Surrey while fire crews tackle a 40 hectare (98.8 acres) wildfire. A fire in Surrey's Bridgeview area that sent thick, black smoke billowing into the area is now out. Crews will continue to tackle hot spots for the next couple of days
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"Thomas Smith, Assistant Professor of Geography at the London School of Economics, estimated the wildfire to have The cause of the fire is not yet known, but Surrey County Council has urged people not to light bonfires or use disposable BBQs in the countryside.People have been asked to continue avoiding the area.The council said that while it was still a "significant" incident, the situation had been stabilised and resources reduced.The fire service will remain at the scene for the rest of the week in case the fire develops again.The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sitesThe first minister accepts her government "did not get it right" with the system for calculating pupils' grades.
“Over about half an hour it’s become visible and now can see a wall of flames down towards the railway line.
"If you are on Chobham Common please evacuate the area immediately for your safety," the service said.Michael Gove, the MP for Surrey Heath, said the fire was a "terrible tragedy," and was "horrified" by the damage it had caused.A spokesman for the fire service said the alert came at about 12:25. The fire service warned the public on Twitter to stay clear of the Clobham Common area. All rights reserved.
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