Heathrow Airport: Smoke spotted on runway as huge blaze breaks out and threatens delays

A wildfire has broken out near Heathrow Airport in West London. Today the runway at Heathrow appeared cloudy with smoke from the wildfire. The presenter of Big Jet TV was on the scene and stated that there were “fires all around me”.

Regarding the wildfires that have broken out around Heathrow, a spokesperson for Heathrow Airport told MailOnline the wildfire was not impacting arrivals or departures.

The spokesperson said: “We have declared a major incident at Hankley Common due to a large fire in the open.

“We have several fire engines in attendance.

“There is a great deal of smoke so please avoid the area, windows and doors should be closed if nearby and pets kept indoors.”

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