More than 100 firefighters battle huge wildfire near Heathrow airport 

More than 100 firefighters battle huge wildfire sending large plume of smoke into the sky near Heathrow airport

  • London Fire Brigade are tackling a fire near Hatton Road in Feltham
  • 15 fire engines and over 100 firefighters are working to put out the wildfire 
  • A video shows a huge cloud of smoke as a plane approaches Heathrow 
  • Around six hectares of grassland are alight, according to the fire brigade

Around 100 firefighters are tackling a huge grass fire near Heathrow airport in West London, according to the London Fire Brigade.

A video shows a large plume of smoke shooting into the sky from a field near Hatton Road in Feltham on Monday, August 1 as a plane approaches the airport. 

London Fire Brigade tweeted that around six hectares of grassland were alight.   

They said: ’15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters are tackling a grass fire near Hatton Road in Feltham.’ 

Around 100 firefighters tackled a huge grass fire near Heathrow airport in West London, according to the London Fire Brigade

Around 100 firefighters tackled a huge grass fire near Heathrow airport in West London, according to the London Fire Brigade 

London Fire Brigade tweeted that around six hectares of grassland were alight

London Fire Brigade tweeted that around six hectares of grassland were alight

Around six hectares of land are alight and producing a large amount of smoke, they added. They said residents should keep their windows and doors closed.

A Heathrow spokesperson said the fire meant they alternated their runways for the afternoon but confirmed flights had not been affected. 

Heathrow Noise, which provides live runway updates, said: ‘Good afternoon, due to smoke from a fire off-airport we will be switching back to landing on the northern runway (27R) and taking off from the southern runway (27L). We apologise for the disruption.’

London Fire Brigade tweeted 15 fire engines and 100 firefighters are tackling the fire

London Fire Brigade tweeted 15 fire engines and 100 firefighters are tackling the fire

Heathrow alternated their runways for the afternoon

Heathrow alternated their runways for the afternoon

Around 100 firefighters tackled a huge grass fire near Heathrow airport in West London, according to the London Fire Brigade. Pictured: file image of Heathrow Airport

Around 100 firefighters tackled a huge grass fire near Heathrow airport in West London, according to the London Fire Brigade. Pictured: file image of Heathrow Airport

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