Update on business fire in Regent Street, Kettering

Firefighters at the scene yesterday afternoon.

Fire crews remain on the scene of a large fire at a business in Regent Street, Kettering.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) was called shortly after 12.30pm yesterday, May 13, and firefighters remain at the incident today, Tuesday, May 14, to monitor hotspots within the remains of the building and make the area safe.

A safety cordon means evacuated properties adjacent to and opposite the business premises remain inaccessible, with a section of Regent Street remaining closed to through traffic and pedestrians.

Officers from Northamptonshire Police remain on scene to assist the work of NFRS.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

Residents affected by the fire and requiring accommodation are advised to contact Kettering Borough Council on 01536 410333, email housingoptions@kettering.gov.uk, or visit the @KetteringBC offices on Bowling Green Road.

Updates from the agencies involved will be published on social media. Follow @northantsfire and @northantspolice on Facebook and Twitter for more.

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