Firefighters tackle blaze above Luton town centre shops

Luton town centre drew to a standstill as firefighters tackled a blaze above several shops on St George's Square.

Friday, 11th January 2019, 2:06 pm
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 2:13 pm
Smoke billowed into St George's Square

The blaze broke out above foot businesses on the corner of Manchester Street and Gordon Street.

Smoke continues to billow out of the roof as Beds Fire and Rescue Service works to bring it under control using their aerial platform.

Scores of bystanders watched to see the fire service in action.

Smoke billowed into St George's Square

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been approached for comment.

Brave firefighters tackle the blaze on Manchester Street
The fire was quickly tackled by brave fire officers