Flights suspended at Luton Airport after huge blaze in Terminal car park

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Luton Airport Terminal 2 Car Park Fire. Image: BFRS
Luton Airport Terminal 2 Car Park Fire. Image: BFRS

Passengers have been told not to travel to Luton Airport this morning after a huge fire in a new car park broke out last night.

The blaze broke out overnight in the Terminal Car Park 2 and caused what the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service described as a “significant structural collapse.”

Videos and images of the blaze have been circulated online showing parts of the car park, which is just a 5-minute walk from the terminal entrance, collapsing after an explosion.

It’s thought as many as 1200 vehicles parked in the car park could have been damaged.

The East of England Ambulance Service said six firefighters and a member of the airport staff were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

Aftermath of the Car-Park fire at Luton Airport. Image: SBNA
Aftermath of the Car-Park fire at Luton Airport. Image: SBNA

Luton Airport said: “Emergency services continue to respond to a significant fire in Terminal Car Park 2, which has now resulted in a partial structural collapse.

“All flights are suspended until 12pm on Wednesday, 11 October, please contact your airline for the latest flight information.”

CCTV images showing an explosion inside the Terminal 2 Car Park at Luton Airport has been widely shared on social media. Source unknown

Reporting by South Beds News Agency
Additional reporting by Paul Hutchinson for the Bedford Independent

 
 
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