A large number of fires have broken out across the Dartford area as recorded temperatures top 40c for the first time.
One fire is up to the edge of the A2 and the A2 slip road. There are queues building in the eastbound direction for some miles as fire spread to the edge of the road.
Others are threatening housing, with blazes on Dartford Heath, Crayford and areas the the Bridge development north of Dartford town centre.
In London the London Fire Brigade have just declared a major incident due to the number of fires.
Temperatures are expected to stay extremely high across the area for the rest of today.