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Massive blaze breaks out near Heathrow as locals report several explosions at storage yard 

Massive blaze breaks out near Heathrow as locals report several explosions at storage yard

  • Fire crews are fighting a blaze at a warehouse near Heathrow in London 
  • Witnesses reported multiple explosions after the fire erupted earlier today 
  • One described ‘what looked like armed police’ closing off roads nearby 

Witnesses reported multiple explosions after the fire erupted in west London (pictured: Smoke rising near the scene)

Fire crews are fighting a blaze at a warehouse near Heathrow amid reports of several explosions at a storage yard. 

Witnesses reported multiple explosions after the fire erupted in west London, and pictures and video posted online reveal plumes of black smoke drifting near West Drayton station. 

Six fire engines and roughly 40 firefighters rushed to the fire in Hillingdon after the alarm was raised shortly after 2pm.  

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: ‘Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a fire at a warehouse in Wimpole Road in West Drayton.

‘A container storage yard is alight.

‘The fire is very visible and is producing a lot of smoke. Residents and businesses in the area should keep their windows and doors shut.

‘The Brigade’s 999 control officers have taken 54 calls to the fire. Around 15 people left the yard before the arrival of the Brigade. There are no reports of any injuries.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: 'Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a fire at a warehouse in Wimpole Road in West Drayton'

Smoke near the scene

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: ‘Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a fire at a warehouse in Wimpole Road in West Drayton’

‘The Brigade was called at 1416. Fire crews from Hillingdon, Heathrow, Feltham and other surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

‘The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.’

There are no reports of any injuries. 

One eyewitness told the Mirror: ‘There were what looked like armed police in the street closing off the roads and getting everybody back – they all had all the proper gear on.

‘There’s smoke everywhere, it was properly scary.’ 

Social media users have expressed their concerns following news of the blaze.

One said: ‘Hope everyone around the West Drayton and close by surrounding areas are safe from the fire that’s broken out, so so scary.’

Another said: ‘God hope everyone is ok. This seems like a massive fire. We can here the explosion from a far. West Drayton area.’

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