False alarm at Northampton shopping centre sees fire service mount full-scale response

Readers sent in their photos of the fire crews arriving at Weston Favell.
Readers sent in their photos of the fire crews arriving at Weston Favell.
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Four fire engines were called to a Northampton shopping centre last night - but it was a false alarm.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue were scrambled after reports of "a smell of burning" near Weston Favell Shopping Centre at around 6:10pm yesterday (March 22).

A spokeswoman said the incident was a "false alarm."

A spokeswoman said the incident was a "false alarm."

Crews rushed the shopping centre, but a spokeswoman from the fire service said "nothing was found."

Several readers contacted the Chronicle & Echo asking for updates on the incident.