More than 100 firefighters are battling a wildfire near a British airport.

The fire started near Heaton Road in Feltham at around 2.50pm. — Twitter screen grab/@CipryNick
  • Six hectares of grassland were on fire and a “huge amount” of smoke covered the sky.
  • A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport says they have changed their runway but confirmed flights are not yet affected.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.

London Fire Brigade tweeted that more than 100 firefighters have been called to tackle a large grass fire near Heathrow Airport in west London.

According to the London Fire Brigade, six hectares of grassland were engulfed in flames and a “large amount” of smoke billowed into the sky.

“15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters are tackling a grass fire near Heaton Road in Feltham,” he said.

The fire started around 2:50 p.m. Residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed to keep smoke out.

A spokesman for Heathrow Airport said they had changed their runway due to the fire but confirmed flights were not yet affected.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.