Emergency services in Surrey have battling wildfires which broke out overnight.

The fire on Chobham Common spread to around 150 acres at its peak.

Homeowners were forced to evacuate and were advised not to come back until 'tomorrow at the earliest'.

Around 60 houses, home to about 100 people, have been evacuated from Heather Drive in Ascot due to plumes of smoke in the air.

The homes are valued at more than £2million but are not thought to be in danger and it is a precaution.

The fire spread to Wentworth golf course and the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final was cut short and the final, which was meant to take place today, was cancelled.

It said: 'The fire on Chobham Common is an ongoing incident with significant numbers of emergency services on the scene who are likely to remain there for some time.

'Some local roads in the area remain closed to allow crews to work and for public safety. Please continue to avoid the area.

'A number of homes in the area have had to be evacuated for safety reasons.

'Any resident that has been evacuated should not return to their homes until it's safe to do so - this will be tomorrow morning at the very earliest.'

Yesterday the fire service said: 'We received a call this afternoon around 12.25pm to a report of a fire on Chobham Common.

Ten fire engines have been sent in total, alongside multiple specialist vehicles, with the first arriving at the scene around 12.35pm.

'Approximately 41 hectares of grass and undergrowth are alight. Crews remain at the scene tackling the fire.'

Surrey Police added: 'Surrey Fire and Rescue are working hard to get the fire under control, and we are assisting with evacuations and road closures.

'If you are on the common you need to evacuate immediately, following instructions from the police and fire officers on the ground.

'If you decided to walk off the common, but have left a vehicle in one of the car parks, please message us immediately so we can account for you.

'The fire is travelling fast due to the wind, and there is also a risk of reduced visibility due to smoke.