Huge wild fire hits SURREY as blaze can be seen from central London

Fire crews are tackling a grass fire in Surrey which is larger than 40 hectares and has spread to a golf course.

Play at the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final had to be halted after a blaze which began on Chobham Common spread to Wentworth golf course.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it sent 10 fire engines, two water carriers and 10 other vehicles to tackle the blaze. 

The blaze could be seen for miles around including from tall buildings in central London. 

The grand final of the Rose Ladies Series golf has been suspended after the huge fire encroached on Wentworth Golf Course in Surrey

The grand final of the Rose Ladies Series golf has been suspended after the huge fire encroached on Wentworth Golf Course in Surrey

The grand final of the Rose Ladies Series golf has been suspended after the huge fire encroached on Wentworth Golf Course in Surrey

The fire started at around 12.25pm in Chobham Common before spreading to the nearby golf course

The fire started at around 12.25pm in Chobham Common before spreading to the nearby golf course

The fire started at around 12.25pm in Chobham Common before spreading to the nearby golf course

The fire started in Chobham Common, Surrey, before spreading to Wentworth golf course

The fire started in Chobham Common, Surrey, before spreading to Wentworth golf course

The fire started in Chobham Common, Surrey, before spreading to Wentworth golf course

Ten fire engines have been sent in total, alongside multiple specialist vehicles, with the first arriving at the scene around 12.35pm

Ten fire engines have been sent in total, alongside multiple specialist vehicles, with the first arriving at the scene around 12.35pm

Ten fire engines have been sent in total, alongside multiple specialist vehicles, with the first arriving at the scene around 12.35pm

The blaze could be seen for miles around including from tall buildings in central London

The blaze could be seen for miles around including from tall buildings in central London

The blaze could be seen for miles around including from tall buildings in central London

Chobham Road is closed between Titlarks Hill Road and the roundabout junction with Windsor Road and Chertsey Road

Chobham Road is closed between Titlarks Hill Road and the roundabout junction with Windsor Road and Chertsey Road

Chobham Road is closed between Titlarks Hill Road and the roundabout junction with Windsor Road and Chertsey Road

A spokesman for the fire service said: ‘We received a call this afternoon around 12.25pm to a report of a fire on Chobham Common. 

‘Ten fire engines have been sent in total, alongside multiple specialist vehicles, with the first arriving at the scene around 12.35pm. 

‘Approximately 41 hectares of grass and undergrowth are alight. Crews remain at the scene tackling the fire.’

Smoke from the fire was visible well over ten miles away and had earlier been mistakenly thought to be coming from Heathrow airport by some on social media.

The fire stops play as the group of Cara Gainer, Sophie Powell and Gabriella Cowley wait to play off during day three of The Rose Ladies Series on The West Course at Wentworth Golf Club

The fire stops play as the group of Cara Gainer, Sophie Powell and Gabriella Cowley wait to play off during day three of The Rose Ladies Series on The West Course at Wentworth Golf Club

The fire stops play as the group of Cara Gainer, Sophie Powell and Gabriella Cowley wait to play off during day three of The Rose Ladies Series on The West Course at Wentworth Golf Club

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it sent 10 fire engines, two water carriers and 10 other vehicles to tackle the blaze

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it sent 10 fire engines, two water carriers and 10 other vehicles to tackle the blaze

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it sent 10 fire engines, two water carriers and 10 other vehicles to tackle the blaze

Ash assumed to be from the fire has been reported to have fallen on homes as far as Windsor. 

Councillor for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said: ‘Ash is now falling in my garden in Windsor. 

‘I can only assume from Chobham. It must be a huge fire.’

The railway at Longcross in Surrey has been blocked and trains cannot pass because the fire is encroaching on the line. 

Police vehicles attend the blaze that began on Chobham Common, Surrey, and spread to Wentworth golf course

Police vehicles attend the blaze that began on Chobham Common, Surrey, and spread to Wentworth golf course

Police vehicles attend the blaze that began on Chobham Common, Surrey, and spread to Wentworth golf course

Approximately 41 hectares of grass and undergrowth are alight. Crews remain at the scene tackling the fire

Approximately 41 hectares of grass and undergrowth are alight. Crews remain at the scene tackling the fire

Approximately 41 hectares of grass and undergrowth are alight. Crews remain at the scene tackling the fire

The Surrey Heath Liberal Democrats said: ‘Trains between Reading and Waterloo will run between Reading and Ascot or Waterloo and VirginiaWater, with replacement transport between Ascot and Virginia Water. 

‘Disruption expected until 8pm.’

Chobham Road is closed between Titlarks Hill Road and the roundabout junction with Windsor Road and Chertsey Road.

Rose Ladies Series is a one-off professional women’s tournament, consisting of  of seven single day competitions, culminating in a three-day grand final. 

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