10 October 2023: All flights at Luton Airport have been suspended until the afternoon after fire ripped through a terminal car park.
Flights are suspended until 15:00 BST on 11 October after the fire at the Terminal Car Park 2 caused the building to suffer a “significant structural collapse”.
Up to 1,200 vehicles may have been in the car park and subsequently damaged, the fire service said.
Four firefighters and an airport staff member were taken to hospital.
They had been suffering the effects of breathing in smoke. Another patient was discharged at the scene.
The airport said their priority is supporting emergency services and the safety passengers and staff, which is why flights have been suspended.
Footage shared online shows huge flames and billowing smoke from the top floor of the building after the fire broke out shortly before 21:00 BST on Tuesday 10 October
Bedfordshire Police have asked people not to travel to the area.
The airport said a car fire had spread but did not give further details.
Hundreds of people are now stranded in Luton, with no way of getting home with many saying their cars were in the car park.
[details sourced from BBC news]