MBtv: Fires break out as UK breaches 40C for first time

Residents of Wennington, in southern England’s Kent, tell of how the police kicked down doors to rescue animals as fire spread rapidly, consuming houses and cars. Fires broke out across the UK as at least 34 locations in Britain beat the previous record temperature of 38.7C set in Cambridge, eastern England, in 2019. The Met Office said a new high of 40.3C has been recorded at Coningsby in eastern England.