WATCH: HUGE fire rages at the side of A2 at Dartford, UK

WATCH: HUGE fire rages at the side of A2 at Dartford, UK. Image: Twitter Emily French

FIREFIGHTERS are on the scene of a huge fire at the side of the A2 at Dartford, hours after the London Fire Brigade declared a major incident.

Videos emerged on Tuesday, July 19 of a fire on the A2 near Dartford Heath in the UK.

Kent firefighters are on the A2, which connects London with the English Channel port of Dover in Kent, battling a huge grass blaze near the A2 at Dartford Heath.

The fire follows the announcement from the London Fire Brigade “declared a major incident as firefighters battle several significant fires across the capital during today’s record-breaking heatwave.”

Several videos and photos have been shared on Twitter showing the blaze.

Spain’s Social Drive account shared the video, writing: “The trees along the road begin to burn. A2 Dartford.”

BBC Three’s Jolyon Rubinstein joked: “Wildfires by the A2 in Dartford. But I can probably only see them because I’m ‘Woke’.”

The Express’s Nathan Rao wrote: “BREAKING: Dartford Heath on fire as Heatwave Britain turns into a tinder box. Flames lick the A2 (pic: Emily French) #heatwave #weather #ukheatwave.”

Earlier, the MetOffice confirmed a new record temperature had been recorded in the UK with the mercury hitting 40.2 degrees celsius at London’s Heathrow Airport.

The MetOffice issued warnings to be #weatheraware and to take the necessary precautions as the mercury is still climbing.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

Comments


    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *