Dozens of properties were evacuated and around 60 people were forced to leave their homes after a massive fire ripped through an area of Feltham, west London. The venue is approximately 3 km from Heathrow Airport.
According to the fire department, 10 trucks and around 70 firemen are trying to douse the fire. Trees and bushes adjacent to the road and parts of the property caught fire.
A Heathrow spokesman told Mylondon that the fire had not affected operations at the site, despite being close to the airport and reports that smoke could be seen in the distance. So, planes continue to normalize and take off.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. Images shared on social media show a lot of fire and smoke. By 4:30 p.m. local time, more than forty calls came in to the fire department.
Commander Tamer Özdemir, who was on the scene, said professionals worked hard to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby properties. According to him, it “saved about 30 houses on Hereford Road”. About 60 residents were evacuated “due to smoke levels.”
“Our drone team is on the ground to help teams identify other hot spots in the surrounding forest,” he explained.
Hounslow Police said they were supporting firefighters from Hillingdon, Kingston, Southall, Surbiton, Tooting and nearby fire stations. In a statement on social media, they recommended that people avoid the area.
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