Fire on parked Dreamliner closes Heathrow runways

Courtesy BBC

LONDON -- A parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet caught fire Friday at London's crowded Heathrow Airport, temporarily closing down all runways.

Arrivals and departures were suspended for the airport at 16:30 BST, the BBC reported. No injuries were reported in the fire and the airplane was parked in a remote spot. Runways reopened at 18:00 BST

Fire crews worked to put out the flames, which started as part of an on-board internal fire. The exact cause of the fire was unexplained, the BBC reported.

More than 50 Boeing Dreamliners were grounded by the FAA in January due to battery malfunctions.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.