Glasgow Luton Airport Fire today, Glasgow Flights Cancel after fire break out

Glasgow Luton Airport Fire today, Glasgow Flights Cancel after fire break out

Key points:

  • Fire broke out on Tuesday evening in a multi-story parking garage at an airport, causing the structure to collapse and leading to the closure of the airport.
  • The fire destroyed hundreds of vehicles, and firefighters are working to contain it.
  • All flights at the airport have been canceled since the fire started around 9 p.m.
  • easyJet flights between Glasgow Airport and Luton Airport on Wednesday morning have been canceled.
  • One firefighter was treated on-site, and four others, including an airport personnel member, were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation treatment.
  • More than 15 teams from the Bedfordshire Fire Service are fighting the fire, and nearby residents were advised to close their windows due to smoke.

When the broke out on Tuesday evening in a multi-story parking garage and caused the structure to collapse, the airport was forced to close its doors.

It looks that the fire has destroyed hundreds of vehicles, and firefighters are currently working to contain it.

Since the fire started about 9 o’clock in the evening, all flights have been cancelled.

 

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The website for Glasgow Airport reports that all easyJet flights scheduled for Wednesday morning between that airport and Luton have been cancelled.

One firefighter was treated at the site, while four others, including a member of the airport personnel, were transported to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

In a video that was shared on social media, flames and smoke were seen ripping through cars that had been parked in the recently constructed airport parking lot.

Russell Taylor, 41, an account director from Kinross, observed the flames after flying into Luton Airport from Edinburgh. He was on his way back home.

He relayed the following information to the PA news agency: “There were a couple of fire engines with a car ablaze on the upper floor of the car park at just after 9pm.”

“After only a few minutes, the majority of the upper floor had caught fire, vehicle alarms were going off, and there were thunderous explosions caused by cars going up in flames.

It is unfathomable how quickly the fire spread across the building.

A representative from Luton Airport was quoted in a statement as saying, “Our priority remains supporting the emergency services and ensuring the safety of our passengers and staff.”

“As a result, we have arrived at the conclusion that all flights should be cancelled until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11.”

“Passengers are strongly discouraged from travelling to the airport at this time as access is expected to remain extremely restricted.”

The fire was fought by more than 15 teams from the Bedfordshire Fire Service, and homeowners living nearby were told to shut their windows in order to protect themselves from the smoke.

According to a representative for the fire department, “one-half of the structure is fully involved in fire, and the building has suffered a significant structural collapse.”

On the air side of the airport, fire crews are attempting to put out the fire and stop it from spreading to surrounding buildings and cars.

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Source: Glasgow Times

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