Huge fire at Luton Airport rips through 1,200 vehicle terminal car park: video

London Luton Airport fire car park
Bedforshire Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters still remain at London-Luton Airport (LTN) after a huge fire ripped through a 1,200-vehicle car park at Terminal 2 which caused the closure of the airport and cancelation of flights.  

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) first received calls regarding a car fire on level three of the multi-storey car park just after 8:45 pm local time on October 10, 2023.  

At 9.38 pm the fire brigade declared a major incident due to the ferocity of the blaze and risk to human life.  

In the latest update from Luton Airport on October 11, 2023, passengers were told to not travel to the airport and that all flights would be suspended until at least 3pm.  

“The safety of our passengers and staff remains our main priority. We have therefore taken the decision to suspend all flights until noon on Wednesday 11 October,” the airport said. 

BFRS confirmed that firefighters are currently at the scene dampening down what remains of the fire.  

The severity of the fire caused significant structural collapse and all vehicles in the car park have subsequently been damaged due to the blaze.  

East of England Ambulance Service also attended the fire and confirmed that four firefighters and one member of airport staff were taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital. One other patient was discharged at-scene. 

Firefighting operations were undertaken to control the blaze and protect nearby buildings, vehicles, aircraft, and the Luton DART. 

At its peak there were 15 rescue pumps, three aerial appliances and over 100 firefighters on the scene. 

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