Eight fire crews attended a large blaze at an office block in Corby yesterday evening.
Crews attended the building in Eismann Way at 10:50pm on Thursday, June 12, and firefighters were deployed inside wearing breathing apparatus as others tackled the fire from outside through a first floor window.
One employee inside the building escaped without injury when the fire triggered the building’s smoke alarm.
Incident Commander Dan Retter said: “The fire alarm gave vital early warning to the occupant allowing them to safely exit the building.
“This really emphasises the importance of testing your smoke alarms, be that in a commercial or domestic premises.
“The incident yet again shows that smoke alarms really do save lives.”
Fire safety specialists and a fire investigator are supporting the business and the cause is under investigation.
Information about business fire safety is available at www.northantsfire.gov.uk/safety/meeting-your-legal-obligations-rb/