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Firefighters tackle a grass fire in Rainham

PUBLISHED: 15:06 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:03 05 July 2019

The grass fire in Rainham as seen from Barking. Picture: Adriana Elgueta

The grass fire in Rainham as seen from Barking. Picture: Adriana Elgueta

Adriana Elgueta

Smoke can be seen for miles from the area of grass and rubbish alight in Launders Lane, Rainham.

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Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to the scene after the London Fire Brigade was called at 1.30pm.

Approximately two hectares of grass and a pile of mixed waste is alight.

Fire crews from Wennington, Hornchurch and Dagenham fire stations are tackling the blaze.

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