The authorities at London’s Luton Airport in the UK have suspend all flights until Wednesday afternoon following a ‘massive fire’ that result in the partial collapse of a parking building within the airport complex. Passengers are advise not to come to the airport, as all flights cancel.
Blaze Engulfs Luton Airport Parking Building
A significant fire broke out at Luton Airport’s parking facility on Tuesday evening local time, leading to the closure of the airport. The parking building, which still under construction, heavily affect.
Safety a Top Priority
In a statement released on Wednesday morning, Luton Airport authorities emphasized their commitment to passenger and staff safety, stating, “The safety of our passengers and staff remains our top priority. Therefore, we have made the decision to suspend all flights until 12:00 PM on Wednesday, October 11.”
Passengers Advised to Stay Away
Passengers advise not to travel to the airport as access remains highly restricted. The situation continues to be closely monitored, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
At least five individuals, including four firefighters and an airport staff member, are receiving medical treatment in hospitals following the fire. One more person is receiving medical attention at the scene of the incident. The exact cause of the fire at Luton Airport’s parking area remains unclear.
Fierce Flames Spread Rapidly
Witnesses and television footage in the UK depicted fierce flames engulfing the multi-story building in the airport complex. A witness described the fire spreading swiftly, saying, “Within a few minutes, most of the upper floors were on fire, with car alarms blaring and the sound of exploding vehicles. The speed at which the fire roared was truly astonishing,” as recounted by Russell Taylor, a 41-year-old accountant director from Scotland, to the UK’s PA news agency.