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.

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 to 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.