Car alarms went off followed by the sound of car alarms exploding as a fire spread through a car park at London’s Luton Airport.
All flights were suspended after the partial collapse of a parking structure at one of six major airports in the English capital.
In a statement issued by the airport on Wednesday, the suspension of the flights was announced.
“The safety of our passengers and staff remains our main priority. We have therefore taken the decision to suspend all flights until 12:00 on Wednesday 11th October.”
The statement also advised passengers “not to travel to the airport at this time, as access remains severely restricted”.
One person was treated at the airport while four firefighters from the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service as well as an airport employee were admitted to hospital.
The airport advised local residents to close their windows and doors and to avoid the area.
At this stage, it’s not sure what has started the fire in the carpark, but an investigation has been launched.
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