LONDON: A fire broke out near London's Heathrow airport in the West Drayton area of the UK capital on Sunday, forcing authorities to shut down all Heathrow Express and Transport for London rail services, British media reported.
TFL said in a statement: "A fire on a property near the railway near West Drayton is causing disruption to trains between London Paddington and Reading / Heathrow Airport."
We now have 10 fire engines and around 70 firefighters at the fire at an old coal depot in #WestDrayton. Our 999 control officers have taken more than 55 calls to the fire https://t.co/cHuHBG7g8L pic.twitter.com/78mLC6akmU
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) April 28, 2019
When contacted by Arab News, the London Fire Brigade confirmed ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were on the scene tackling the fire, having been called to the area at 2pm local time.
Large black plumes of smoke could be see billowing into the sky from the vicinity of Heathrow Airport.