Fire alarm halts operations at London Heathrow airport

Airport expansion in the South East. File photo dated 01/07/15 of a plane taking off at Heathrow airport. The Economy and Industrial Strategy (Airports) sub-committee chaired by Theresa May will choose between a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick or extending an existing runway at Heathrow today. Issue date: Tuesday October 25, 2016. See PA story AIR Runway. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire URN:29002007

LONDON, July 18 (Xinhua) — A reported fire alarm at control tower is halting all planes on Wednesday at London’s Heathrow airport, local media reported.

Passengers on social media described seeing a fire engine head toward the airfield.

Local media quoted a Heathrow spokesperson as saying that the airport is aware of a fire alarm activation on the airfield and emergency services are responding.