‘Explosion’ heard as huge plume of smoke rises near Heathrow

Passengers arriving at London's Heathrow airport have reported seeing a massive plume of smoke rising from a fire in Feltham, West London.

Best-selling author Robert Harris tweeted: "Coming in to land at Heathrow just before 5pm today. The scorched fields. The fire!"

Several people living near the area reported hearing a loud explosion. One said on social media: "Just heard something explode".

Another reported 'Me and my dad heard a massive bang almost like a bomb or explosion'.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: "Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to reports of a fire on Hereford Road."

Metropolitan Police are assisting and have advised the public to "avoid the area".

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