Major fires were seen ripping through the city of London in the United Kingdom, destroying a number of homes along the way.
Today marks the hottest day in the history of the country where brutally high temperatures brought life to a complete standstill recently.
A total of ten major fires broke out, enveloping several homes along the way as residents tried their best to save their homes using nothing but buckets of fire for the giant and uncontrollable blazes. But these were the ones recorded as authorities dread more can come.
Firefighters and paramedics were seen rushing across the city in the southern parts of town where most of the fires were believed to have originated. Temperatures soared to a staggering 40.3 degrees centigrade, as alarms for a massive heatwave had been issued for the past one week.
At the moment, many parts of Europe are experiencing the worst heatwave in history while London has been declaring a state of emergency after the sudden breakout of fires.
Meanwhile, the Met Office was seen calling last night’s temperatures to be the warmest that was ever recorded.
All Network Rail and train companies have been busy updating their travel advice from travel to ‘do not travel’ as no trains are allowed to go out of London’s King Cross.
There has been a mass disruption regarding London’s Underground and Overground as people report major delays taking place at the moment, alongside suspensions seen across several lines too.
Schools across the country were also seen shutting down again due to the extreme weather conditions.
Firefighters have called the massive blazes as scenes from hell as residents were being evacuated and shifted to places for safety when around five different homes were completely destroyed.
As a whole, 34 areas in the country broke the United Kingdom’s former record of high temperatures which stood at 38.7 degrees centigrade.