Firefighters on scene in Northampton after reports of smoke coming from church

Two fire engines were deployed earlier today to a Northampton street after eyewitnesses reported plumes of smoke leaving the church.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 4:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 4:23 pm
Firefighters were deployed to Cowper Street today (July 19) after reports of a fire at the church.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Fire were called at 1.35pm to reports of a fire at a church in Kettering Road. The cause is deemed to be accidental and the fire has now been put out."

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Eyewitness René Schwartz was walking past the scene and said he could see plumes of black smoke leaving the church at about 2.30pm today.