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Luton Airport Reopens After Parking Garage Fire Disruption

Luton Airport resumes after fire, disrupted millions of passengers.

Following the fire that broke out late on Tuesday, numerous flights at Luton Airport, which is roughly 56 kilometers (35 miles) north of downtown London, were delayed, canceled, or diverted.

EasyJet, Ryanair, and other low-cost carriers that operate flights to locations in the UK and Europe use the airport as a hub, and officials there reported that planes were arriving and departing again on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Chief Fire Officer Andrew Hopkinson of the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, investigators think a diesel vehicle caused the fire. He claimed that there didn’t seem to be sprinklers in the recently opened parking garage.

Hopkinson said reporters, “And then that fire has quickly and rapidly spread.” According to him, almost a hundred firefighters were sent to put out the fire.

According to authorities, they don’t think the fire was purposely caused.

After their flights were canceled or delayed, several travelers were forced to wait in the nearby railway station or sleep on the airport floor.

A university student named Nikodem Lesiak claimed to have spent the night at the station while attempting to return to Poland.

“We were supposed to have our flight at 7:50 today, but it was canceled when we got here. Luton is burning and everything is closed,” he stated.

Video of police and fire department trucks gathered outside the multistory parking structure with the top level fully engulfed in flames was released on social media on Tuesday.

Following his flight from Edinburgh to Luton, 41-year-old Kinross, Scotland, account director Russell Taylor noticed the flames. He claimed that on an upper level of the garage that served Terminal 2, he initially noticed a few fire engines and an automobile that was on fire.

“After a short while, the majority of the upper level was engulfed in flames, and loud explosions from burning cars were setting off car alarms,” the man claimed. “It was amazing how quickly the fire spread.”

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