Four fire engines called out to “false alarm” at Luton NHS centre

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Four fire engines were spotted this afternoon at what turned out to be a “false alarm” in a Luton NHS centre.

Concerned members of the public contacted the News at around 1.30pm to say that crews had parked on New Bedford Road and Alma Street and that residents didn’t know why the engines were there.

One of the fire engines.

One of the fire engines.

However, the News contacted Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service who confirmed that it was all a “false alarm” and nothing to worry about.

A Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman, said: “It was an automatic fire alarm [that was set off] and the incident was a false alarm.

“It was at Charter House, Alma Street, and was caused by contaminants at the building [from building work].

“For example, there may have been some grinding which created dust or some chemicals that set the alarm off.”