This aeriel photo taken by the National Police Air Service (who tweet at @NPASLondon) compared with Google Maps shows the extent of the damage of the fire on Wanstead Flats and the jeopardy that people living in Lake House Road were in.
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#NPAS61 assisting @MPSRedbridge @MPSWForest @MetTaskforce and other officers from @metpoliceuk keep members of the public safe while road closures and diversions were put in place to allow the @LondonFire attend and deal with a large grass fire on Wanstead Flats. #Teamwork pic.twitter.com/EZ85QSJWhW
— NPAS London (@NPASLondon) July 15, 2018
— John Bark (@JohnBark3) July 15, 2018
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) July 15, 2018
Very large fire on the tinder-dry #WansteadFlats. Very heavy smoke will affect roads in the area. Whether on foot or driving please avoid the area for the time being.@LFBWForest pic.twitter.com/5D4SNa1k0S
— Cann Hall Police (@MPSCannHall) July 15, 2018
— Panos (@panos_sniper) July 15, 2018