London airport Luton has suspended all its flights until noon this Wednesday due to a large fire that caused the partial collapse of one of its parking lots and caused several injuries.
“The security of our passengers and staff remains our top priority. For this reason, we have made the decision to suspend all flights until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11,” the airport indicates on its website.
Luton, located about 40 km north of central London and served by several low-cost airlines, has advised passengers against traveling to the location “as access remains very limited.”
The fire broke out around 9:00 p.m. local time in a recently built parking lot. Images broadcast by British media showed a multi-story building on fire near a terminal. Witnesses on social media reported explosions.
The local ambulance service said on X (formerly Twitter) that five people – four firefighters and an airport employee – had been admitted to the hospital. In addition, another injured person was treated on site, according to the same source.