A blaze in a green space has prompted safety calls from the fire brigade as temperatures soar in the capital.

London Fire Bridgade (LFB) officers tackled a grass fire on Ingrebourne Hill in Rainham on Tuesday (September 5).

LFB was called at 5.13pm and two fire engines from Wennington and Dagenham stations attended the scene.

An area of 100sq m was alight, it said.

This comes amid a spell of hot weather, with London temperatures expected to rise from 30 degrees today to 32 on Saturday (September 9).

A LFB spokesperson said: "We are asking Londoners to help us protect the city we all love during this hot spell of weather by doing everything you can to prevent further grass fires.

“Please don’t barbecue in open spaces or balconies, throw your rubbish away safely and put your cigarettes out properly.”

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The fire was under control by 5.44pm, LFB said.

The fire brigade urged people to avoid dropping cigarettes, burning matter on dry ground and barbecuing in parks.