The fire, which broke out less than two miles from Heathrow, was visible from landing planes, damaged trees, hedges, bushes and runways.
Footage circulating online shows clouds of smoke and orange flames. Some people living near the area reported hearing an explosion before the fire broke out.
You will be arriving at Heathrow shortly before 5pm today. scorched fields. fire! pic.twitter.com/ndHwZrz7lF
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My colleagues worked incredibly hard in the heat to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby properties. Thanks to their hard work, they were able to save about thirty homes on Hereford Road. About sixty residents had to be evacuated
Fire Chief Temer Ozdemir said.
About 44 calls were made to 999 by 5:30 p.m. local time Sunday, with firefighters from Hillingdon, Kingston, Southall, Surbiton and Tooting and crews from surrounding fire stations on the scene, it was reported. daily Mail.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. However, there are no disturbances at Heathrow, according to MyLondon.
A spokesman said the fire did not affect the airport’s operations and that the planes would continue to take off and land.
The London Fire Brigade wrote on Twitter that about six hectares of grass was burning and there was a “significant amount” of smoke.
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