Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in Surrey have today told evacuated millionaire families not to return home after huge flames destroyed 150 acres of countryside.

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

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said no other properties have so far been evacuated while today they sent 25 vehicles to tackle the blaze for a second day.

Yesterday the embattled fire service sent 40 fire engines including two water carriers to fight the grass fire which started on Chobham Common and could be seen from central London.

In a statement, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews remain on scene at the fire on Chobham Common which spread to around 150 acres at its peak.

Surrey Comet:

"Overnight the cooling temperatures and hard work of crews contained the spread but we're expecting firefighters to be on scene through the day.

"Please avoid the area for your own safety. A number of roads in the area remain closed and some properties were evacuated.

"Residents that were evacuated should not return to their homes."

Play at the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final had to be halted and the final has been cancelled after a "wall of flames" spread to Wentworth golf course.

Police have warned the fire is travelling fast due to the wind and told people on the common to leave the area immediately.

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The blaze could be seen from more than 20 miles away in west London and from tall buildings in central London.

Surrey County Council said fire crews are likely to be at the scene for the whole weekend to tackle the blaze.

The cause of the fire is being investigated but the council said the weather and heat had a part to play.