Fire Breaks Out At Heathrow Airport

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A fire has broken out at Heathrow airport with plumes of smoke visible from at least six miles away.


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A plume of smoke rises from the fire in the cargo area

Dozens of firefighters are tackling the blaze in a cargo area at the airport.

A message from Heathrow posted on Twitter said: "Heathrow is open and flights are operating normally."

The warehouse belongs to Servisair who provide ground services including cargo, fuel, de-icing, and buses from the planes to terminals.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said 100 firefighters and 20 fire engines were involved in the operation.

He said about 200 people were evacuated from the warehouse but there were no reports of any injuries or anybody trapped in the building.

The spokesman said the blaze was "substantial" but its cause was unknown at this stage.
 
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