Police and fire crews are urging people to avoid Cardington as they tackle a building fire in the village.
The blaze is in a large building on Cople Road in Cardington, and residents of Willington and Blunham are also advised to keep their windows and doors closed to avoid smoke inhalation.
Eye-witnesses say that the incident is near the King’s Arms pub.
‼️ INCIDENT UPDATE ‼️ – We are at an ongoing incident on Cople Road, Cardington. Due to winds we advise residents of Cardington, Willington and Blunham to please keep all windows and doors closed.
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— Beds Fire and Rescue (@BedsFire) May 25, 2022
Bedfordshire Police have advised motorists to avoid the area until the fire crews have got the blaze under control.
This is an ongoing incident and we will update the story with more information throughout the day.