Passengers describe chaos at Heathrow after fire alarm

Passengers have described chaotic scenes at Heathrow airport this morning after a fire alarm alert sparked confusion.

Travellers describe chaos after Heathrow fire alert

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Chaos at #heathrow fire alarm at T1 - arriving passengers stuck in terminal - no official announcements yet

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Fire evacuation at Heathrow terminal 1, all passengers instructed to stay in side, not allowed to move. Clever. Hope false alarm.

Heathrow fire alarm sparks confusion among passengers

Passengers have described chaotic scenes at Heathrow airport this morning after a fire alarm alert sparked confusion.

Heathrow said the evacuation of Terminal One was due to "smoke from a vehicle fire" but passengers complained that they were not informed about the ongoing situation.

Passengers described chaotic scenes at the airport after the fire alarm. Credit: PA Wire

Jennifer Duhon tweeted: "How NOT to handle a fire alarm at world's largest airports.

"Heathrow staff have no idea where to send ALL arriving passengers at Term 1 Biggest mess ever. Unsafe and Unsettling."

The airport later said they were deploying more staff to reduce waiting times and apologised for the disruption.

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