The following update was issued at 11.00 on Wednesday, December 6:
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has returned to Gold Street in Northampton this morning following the fire at a building there yesterday morning (December 5).
Gold Street was reopened to traffic and pedestrians in the evening yesterday, but residents will still see a fire presence there today as our Fire Investigators try and determine the cause of the blaze.
Arriving just before 10am yesterday, crews found smoke issuing from the ground floor of a three-storey building, and firefighters carried out a full search of the building as well as the adjacent properties.
Overall, six people were led to safety by crews during the fire and were left in the care of paramedics.
Throughout the day and into the evening, 30 firefighters tackled the flames, which were in between the ground and first floor.
They utilised breathing apparatus, an ultra-high-pressure lance, two 45mm jets and three hose reel jets to help bring the flames under control, extinguish it and continue to dampen it down until a safe temperature was reached.
Group Manager Rob Green said: “This was a complex incident and we have worked with a number of partner agencies to ensure that we dealt with this as quickly and as safely as we can.
“We would like to thank businesses, residents and members of the public for their patience and understanding.”