Surrey Fire & Rescue Service is urging those living near Norwood Hill Road, Charlwood, in the Mole Valley district to stay clear of the area as it continues dealing with a farm fire.

The rescue service said there are currently five fire engines at the scene as well as an aerial ladder platform and a water carrier.

Everyone is accounted for, but those living nearby are urged to stay clear of the area.

The rescue service reported shortly after 2:00a.m this morning (Thursday, June 6) that it was attending the farm fire.

An update at 8:30a.m this morning confirmed that the rescue service was continuing to deal with the incident, and that there are now five fire engines at the scene.

Fire warning

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is calling on the public to be fire aware as temperatures rise and the one year anniversary of the Cannich wildfire passes.

In May of last year, a wildfire burned through woodland for two weeks at Cannich, south of Inverness, and FLS said work is still ongoing to manage the charred forest.

FLS, along with its contractor, are harvesting timber from the worst affected area at Kerrow Forest.

The badly burnt trees are being harvested 20 years earlier than planned and will be processed and used for less valuable timber products.

As temperatures rise and fire warnings are issued across Scotland, FLS said the still visible damage at Cannich is a “sobering reminder” of the environmental, economic and human impacts a wildfire can have.

FLS North region assistant operations manager, Guy Muir, said: “The fire has significantly impacted the quantity, quality and value of the timber.

“Trees would have been left to grow for 20 years longer and produced almost double the amount of timber with the potential to produce sawmill logs, fencing and slat material. This would have given a higher yield with a higher price for the crop.