With Europe facing the biggest heatwave ever, the United Kingdom has been suffering a series of blazing wildfire incidents lately.
New reports are speaking about the damage being done to 63 properties that became destroyed across the nation on Tuesday. This includes 14 that had been damaged in the fire that took place in Dagenham.
A total of six homes were devastated by the wildfires that broke out in Barnsley in South Yorkshire while eight other homes were damaged in Maltby in Rotherham.
But new reports are going as far as speaking about how villagers covered in soot were taking sanctuary in the medieval church, as their homes became destroyed during the country’s warmest day ever to be recorded in history, as revealed by sources today.
Some residents hailed from Wennington in the eastern part of London are believed to have taken shelter at St. Mary and the St. Peter Church, right as the huge blaze tore through.
Interestingly, everything got burned down but the church remained still and was left undamaged. Many called the sight an absolute wonder of bewilderment and astonishment. Meanwhile, images showed how the building made of stone remained untouched, which is quite in contrast to the burnt grass that can be easily seen in the surrounding.
Sources revealed how it was the very aggressive tactics that were used for firefighting that gave rise to people being able to stay safe inside the church without any damage or harm occurring to them or the building.
The news comes as horrifying footage is being released that shows how the fire is making its way forward toward the village from the nearby countryside.
The giant inferno was seen being pushed in the village’s direction by a gust of warm winds as record breaking temperatures took center stage, reaching nearly 40.3 centigrade.