BREAKING: Loud explosion heard near London Heathrow airport as fire breaks out

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A loud explosion has been reported near Heathrow Airport in London after a large fire broke out.

London Fire Brigade is currently tackling a huge fire that they responded to at 4:35pm local time today, Sunday, August 7, in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport. There have been reports of a loud explosion being heard before the fire started.

Around 70 firefighters and 10 fire appliances have been deployed to the scene in Feltham, as jets continue to land at the nearby runways in West London.

Robert Harris, the renowned author, was on one of the jets coming in to land at Heathrow. He filmed the scene below and posted it on his Twitter profile @Robert__Harris:

Other social media users also posted, one commented: “Me and my dad heard a massive bang almost like a bomb or explosion”. Another Twitter user posted @anoushasakoui, accompanying her video of the fire:

A statement from London Fire Brigade said: “Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving trees, hedgerows, shrubs, and decking, at the rear of a number of properties on the road. Fire crews from Hillingdon, Kingston, Southall, Surbiton, Tooting and surrounding fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage”.


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