EIGHT engines and around 60 crew tackled a grass fire in Cranford Lane, Harlington, yesterday (13).

Around six hectares of grass and shrubland across three separate fields were alight. There were no reports of any injuries.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "The recent dry weather has made the ground extremely dry, which unfortunately means grassland and parks will burn quickly when exposed to even the smallest of sparks.

“Common causes include carelessly-discarded cigarettes or matches, as well as rubbish left lying around, such as glass bottles, which can start flames by magnifying the sun’s rays.

“If you see a grass fire, don't attempt to put it out yourself as it can travel very quickly and change direction without warning. If you see signs of smouldering grass, call [us].”

The brigade was called at 9.30pm and the fire was under control by 11.49. Crews from Hayes, Feltham, Heathrow, Hillingdon and Southall attended. 

The cause is being investigated.