- Six hectares of grasslands were set on fire and “large amount” of smoke clouded skies.
- Heathrow airport spokesperson says they alternated their runways but confirmed flights have not yet been affected.
- Cause of fire remains unknown.
The London Fire Brigade tweeted that over 100 firefighters have gathered near Heathrow airport in West London to battle a huge grass fire.
According to London Fire Brigade, six hectares of grasslands were set on fire and a “large amount” of smoke clouded the skies.
“15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters are tackling a grass fire near Hatton Road in Feltham,” they said.
The fire began around 2:50pm in the afternoon. Residents have been advised to keep their windows and doors closed to keep the smoke out.
A spokesman for Heathrow airport said that due to the fire, they alternated their runways but confirmed flights have not yet been affected.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.