Crews tackle blaze on Hayes grassland

FIRE crews tackled a grass blaze at Parsonage Close, off Church Road, Hayes, on Sunday evening (7).

Grass and shrubland was damaged, along with some boundary fencing, a chicken coop and a shed.

Around 25 people left surrounding homes before the brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “The warmer weather makes the ground extremely dry, which means grassland, parks, undergrowth and woodlands will burn quickly when exposed to even the smallest of sparks.

“We don’t want people to be complacent. That means not barbecuing in parks and open spaces, ensuring cigarettes are properly disposed of and clearing away rubbish and glass as they can magnify the sun.”

The brigade was called at 6.05 and the fire was under control by 8.18. Four engines and around 25 crew from Acton, Finchley, Northolt and Ruislip were at the scene.

Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times