A large fire broke out onHankley Common周一(4月12日)晚上。

Thick plumes of smoke were seen from miles away after a blaze started on the common, which is home to a nature reserve.

The site is often used as a filming location for TV shows and films and has featured in James Bond movies The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said that 14 fire and rescue service vehicles and two drones were used in the battle with the flames.

As the fire was brought under control, 10 hectares of undergrowth had been affected, fire officials say.

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People were warned to avoid the area.

Staff from the Ministry of Defence, which owns the land, were also taking part in the operation.

See our live blog below for all of the updates on the incident as they happened

14 vehicles attended

Surrey Fire and Rescue added:

At the height of this incident we had 14 fire and rescue service vehicles and two drones.#999Family

# OneTeam

Fire contained to 10 hectares

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service says the fire is now under control:

Firefighters share image of blaze

An image of the fire taken 15 miles away

Thanks to @mildthing99 for this image.

An image of the fire at Hankley Common taken 15 miles away (Image: @mildthing99)

Image taken five miles away shows smoke in the sky

Officials urge people to avoid the area

Both Surrey Police and Waverley Borough Council have appealed online this evening for people to avoid the area.

It follows an earlier request from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service that also urged people to stay away.

Police say spectators are turning up at the scene

Surrey Police say that spectators are turning up at the scene this evening.

Speaking on Twitter, the force said: "Although there are cordons in place, officers are reporting spectators turning up - putting themselves, and the emergency services, in danger if the fire spreads."

Firefighters still at the scene

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are still at the scene. We have approached them for the very latest on the incident.

Offer to use helicopters to fight the blaze

Helicopter pilot and instructor Guy Hitchins has offered to help fight the fire.

He says he has two aircraft available.

His Twitter account says he often helps put out moorland fires.

Common was used for crucial scenes in Bond film Skyfall

The climax to the Bond movie Skyfall was set at the Bond family house in Scotland.

However, a lot of it was not filmed in Scotland at all.

Instead, producers used Hankley Common.

Common has appeared in a number of major films

The common has been used in several big-name movies.

In 2019, it was the location for the Marvel Studios superhero film Black Widow.

Image shows large plumes of smoke in the area

Statement from fire service