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
Fire contained to 10 hectares
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service says the fire is now under control:
Hankley Common update: This fire is contained at approx 10 hectares. We are dampening down with 6 fire & rescue vehicles in attendance. Thank you to staff & partners inc@HantsIOW_fire,@SECAmbulance,@SurreyPolice,@MODPoliceand@SurreySAR. Quick action kept the fire in checkhttps://t.co/p1MIRk8OSApic.twitter.com/YOzFIg7NgC— Surrey Fire & Rescue Service (@SurreyFRS)April 12, 2021
Firefighters share image of blaze
Please continue to avoid#HankleyCommon. 5 hectares of undergrowth and trees alight. Our colleagues are bringing this fire under control. Thank you to all staff and partners.https://t.co/EkTtqQikkJpic.twitter.com/hRWwFfo5Ux— Surrey Fire & Rescue Service (@SurreyFRS)April 12, 2021
An image of the fire taken 15 miles away
Thanks to @mildthing99 for this image.
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.
Give us a call if you need helicopter air attack on the fire. Two aircraft available, one based in Chard. Stay safe.— Guy Hitchins (@Rotorhead500)April 12, 2021
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.
Statement from fire service
We were called at 2.59pm today to a vegetation fire on Hankley Common in#Elstead. We have 13 fire and rescue vehicles currently in attendance. Two hectares of undergrowth is well alight. Working with@DefenceHQand@HantsIOW_fire. Please avoid the area.— Surrey Fire & Rescue Service (@SurreyFRS)April 12, 2021