Southall fire: 60 firefighters tackle a huge blaze seen from Heathrow as smoke fills the sky

Eight fire engines were called to tackle the Southall blaze with massive plumes of smoke visible from London Heathrow Airport

The smoke could be seen from five miles away, it said

Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters were called to a blaze with massive plumes of smoke visible from Heathrow Airport.

The smoke was seen in Southall, west London, and emergency services were quick to the scene.

It is believed to have been a garage fire as local residents evacuated the area as the flames increased.

London Fire Brigade tweeted to confirm they were fighting the blaze with smoke, which can be seen up to eight miles away.

The cloud could also be seen from Kew Gardens as firefighters rushed to the scene on Tachbrook Road.

They said: “Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire on Tachbrook Road #Southall. Further information follows.”

The scene is near Southall Recreation Ground.

One person tweeted photos of Runnymede. what the big cloud shows.

Another took to the social media platform with a video.

They wrote: “Something is seriously burning near Heathrow Airport, it is certainly on the airport flight path. #Heathrow #Fire“.

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