Heathrow Airport terminal 3 reopens after passengers evacuated due to fire alert

 
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Heathrow Airport terminal 3 is reopening after being evacuated due to a fire alert this afternoon.

Passengers were directed to leave the terminal after a fire alarm was heard, however Heathrow said after an investigation, staff had established there was no fire.

"Terminal 3 was evacuated due to a fire alarm. This was a false alarm and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Passengers will shortly be allowed back inside the terminal following this incident," a Heathrow spokesperson said.