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Luton airport suspends flights after huge fire breaks out in car park

A large fire has broken out in a multi-storey car park at Luton Airport.

All flights have been suspended as emergency services responded to the blaze at Terminal Car Park 2, a spokesperson for the airport said.

Access to the airport is currently restricted and people are asked not to travel to the site, they added.

The spokesperson said: “All flights are currently suspended as emergency services respond to a fire in Terminal Car Park 2.

“Access to the airport is currently restricted and we ask that people do not travel to the airport at this time.”

One witness said it looked as though the whole car park had collapsed, while another said vehicles in the car park were exploding every few seconds.

Images circulating on social media have shown flames and smoke on the top floor of the multi-storey building.

Russell Taylor, 41, an account director from Kinross in Scotland, saw the blaze after flying in to Luton Airport from Edinburgh.

He told 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.

“A few minutes later most of the upper floor was alight, car alarms were going off with loud explosions from cars going up in flames.

“The speed in which the fire took hold was incredible.”

Another witness described the “scary scene” and posted a video of the fire, in which car alarms can be heard going off as the flames spread.

This story is being updated.

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