Firefighters tackle blaze above Luton town centre shops

Smoke billowed into St George's Square
Smoke billowed into St George's Square

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

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

Brave firefighters tackle the blaze on Manchester Street

Brave firefighters tackle the blaze on Manchester 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.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been approached for comment.

The fire was quickly tackled by brave fire officers

The fire was quickly tackled by brave fire officers