A huge wildfire has broken out in Surrey.

The blaze, which is larger than 40 hectares, began on Chobham Common before spreading to Wentworth golf course.

A fire service spokesman said: ‘We received a call this afternoon around 12.25pm to a report of a fire on Chobham Common. 

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‘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.’

In total ten fire trucks were sent to the scene of the fire which could be seen from central London.