Longleigh Lane Bexleyheath: Aftermath of grass fire

DEVASTATING pictures show the aftermath of a two-hectare grass fire in Bexleyheath.

The fire broke out in Longleigh Lane just after 4.10pm on July 29.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze.

This Is Local London: Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)

Around two hectares of grass and shrubland were alight.

There were no reports of any injuries.

This Is Local London: Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)

The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 43 calls to the fire.

The 999Eye live stream system was also used during the incident from a smartphone which was screened into the control room to allow greater visibility.

The fire was under control by 4.53pm.

This Is Local London: Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)

Fire crews from Plumstead, Erith, Bexley, and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A spokesperson for London Fire Briagde said: “Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled a grass fire near Longleigh Lane in Bexleyheath.

“Around two hectares of grass and shrubland were alight. There are currently no reports of any injuries.

This Is Local London: Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)Longleigh Road, Bexleyheath (NS)

“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 43 calls to the blaze. 

“They were able to use 999Eye to live stream the fire from a smart phone to screens in the Control Room, allowing for greater visibility of the incident. 

“When a 999 call is received by the Brigade, the caller may be asked if they would like to provide a live video stream of the scene using their smartphone.

“The Control Officer will send a text message with a secure, one-time-use link that opens a live stream direct from the phone to the Control Room. 999Eye provides better situational awareness and allows us to offer the best advice based on live footage.

“The Brigade was called at 1611 and the fire was under control by 1653.

“Fire crews from Plumstead, Erith, Bexley and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

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