VIDEO: Residents urged to close windows due to fire at disused building in Northampton

According to the fire service, there is a ‘large amount of smoke’

Thursday, 30th June 2022, 5:05 pm

A fire has erupted in a disused building in a Northampton neighbourhood.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to Ecton Brook Road at 12.23pm today (June 30).

Residents are being urged to close their windows and doors due to the ‘large amount of smoke’, according to the fire service. The service is also advising others to avoid the area while the incident is dealt with.

There are five fire engines on the scene in Ecton Brook Road.

A Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “Residents are advised to avoid the Ecton Brook area of Northampton. We’re currently dealing with a fire at a disused building on Ecton Brook Road with large amounts of smoke.

“Please close any windows or doors if you live nearby and avoid the area while our crews tackle the fire.”

There are five fire engine at the scene and two police cars. A shop and restaurant close to the blaze are currently shut.

This is the third fire this week, following the huge blaze at the National Rail Deopt in Far Cotton and a flat fire in Sheep Street, both on Tuesday (June 28).

The fire is at a disused building, according to the fire service.

UPDATE

The fire has now been extinguished.

A fire service spokesman added: “The fire at Ecton Brook Road has safely been put out, but our crews remain and are damping down the scene. We would like to thank the staff, pupils and parents from the nearby school, as well as local residents, for their patience and support this afternoon

“Thanks also to our fire control room for dealing with the calls we received and mobilising our crews so quickly to deal with the incident – as well as the crews from The Mounts, Moulton, Wellingborough and Daventry that attended.”