Feltham fire: Nearly 100 firefighters battle huge grass fire near Heathrow Airport

Nearly 100 firefighters battled a huge grass fire which raged for hours near Heathrow Airport .

The inferno, which reached the size of four football -writes standard.co.uk 

Fifteen fire engines were deployed to try and bring the blaze under control but it continued to burn long into the evening.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said that the long stretch of dry weather was probably the cause of the blaze.

She said she was unable to say when the fire would be out, adding "grass fires are very unpredictable".

An aerial photo tweeted by NPAS Benson shows blackened fields ringed by fire and smoke within a few hundred metres of nearby buildings and Heathrow Airport.

Other images posted on social media show huge clouds of smoke billowing into the air

A spokesman for the airport said the fire had had "no impact" on its operations and both runways are operating normally, with no delays due to the incident.

A LFB spokeswoman added: “Fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers are dealing with a grass fire on Staines Road in Feltham.

"The brigade was called at 3.59pm. Firefighters from Feltham and surrounding stations are at the scene."

There have been no reported injuries.

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