BREAKING: Firefighters rescue people from blaze in Northamptonshire town centre

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

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Firefighters have rescued people from flats in a Northamptonshire town centre following a blaze which may have started in vehicles parked below.

According to a tweet from the county fire service, five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street, Kettering, at around 9.20pm.

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

The tweet stated: “Incident 21:18 5 fire appliances in Kettering carrying out rescues from a building, following vehicles alight underneath flats - #Kettering.”

An eyewitness said there were large numbers of firefighters and police in the area, who had sealed off the street.

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm

Five fire appliances were at the scene of the blaze off Dryland Street at around 9.20pm