A large fire on bone dry land tonight sparked a blaze captured by police helicopters.
The helicopter, based at Redhill out of London, spotted the fire on the way back from a job and alerted the Fire Brigade.
Reports stated the fire was over a wide area.
Massive fire in Beckenham, in the general direction of Bedlam hospital. Ash spewed up at least as far as my garden by the smoke. 🙁 Hope everyone is safe. pic.twitter.com/QIWTWtX7XZ
— Parth Vader (@DarthAwasthi) July 26, 2018
Other images showed police and fire engines outside Bethlem hospital.
The blaze is now out.