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Firecrews still at scene of Northampton fire

Firefighters tackle the fire at Abington Square Credit: ITV News Anglia

Parts of Northampton Town centre were cordoned off today as firefighters tackled a major fire.

Six firecrews were called to a fire in a building in Abington Square, opposite BBC Radio Northampton, at the top of Abington Street. Northamptonshire Police were forced to close off several roads around the scene.

The roads closed are:

• Lower Mounts junction with St Michael’s Road • Abington Square • York Road junction with Billing Road • Abington Street

Motorists and pedestrians were advised to avoid the area. No one is believed to have been hurt in the incident.

The fire service says the road closures are expected to remain in place until further notice and the top of Abington Street will remain closed to pedestrians as well.

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