London Fire Department Claims Busiest Day Since WW2

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that the London Fire Brigade has been at its busiest since World War Two as extreme temperatures cause domestic and wildfires.

“On a normal day, the fire service receives, roughly speaking, 350 calls on a busy day. Yesterday they received more than 2,600 calls,” said Khan. 

Khan added that 41 properties were destroyed in London while 16 firefighters were injured so far. 

In Dagenham, east London, several cars and cars have been burnt to  the ground while affected citizens have been moved to shelters. 

In Wennington, east London, 100 firefighters have been deployed after two rows of terraced houses, four other homes, 12 stables and five cars went up in flames. 

Khan also urged citizens not to have barbecues to prevent the risk of starting grass fires. 

Aside from the heatwave and fires, the Met Office has already forecasted possible thunderstorms and flooding for Wednesday. 

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