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London’s firefighters were called out to a number of large grass fires over the weekend.
The grass fires include:
One hectare is roughly the same size as a football pitch.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said “Luckily the temperature is set to cool down a bit towards the end of the week, but we are still asking people to take care to prevent grass fires.
"We’re asking the public to take care not to drop cigarettes or matches on dry grass and to keep a very close eye on barbecues.
"Dropped glass can also start fires as the sun can magnify the sun’s rays.
"Grass fires can quickly spread and cause serious damage, so if you see grass smouldering, please call 999 immediately.”
The Brigade’s tips on preventing grass fires are as follows: