Luton Airport car park still full of burnt out cars three months after horrific fire | UK | News

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Luton Airport car park still full of burnt out cars three months after horrific fire | UK | News

Holidaymakers using Luton Airport are still being greeted by the sight of rows and rows of burnt out vehicles months after a fire ripped through a car park last year.

As seen in new pictures from the international airport, the rusty shells of the automobiles are clearly visible on several levels of the Terminal Car Park 2 which airport authorities said would be demolished.

A huge blaze gutted most of the building on October 10 last year destroying more than 1,400 cars. The BBC reports Luton Airport said it provided details of the vehicles to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

In November Neil Thompson, operations director at the airport, said: « Due to the extent of the structural damage, the car park will need to be fully demolished. »

However, photographs taken on Monday show large numbers of destroyed cars still in the car park. There was also a construction vehicle on site which appeared to be demolishing the structure.

Previously it has been reported Luton Airport said it would take 16 weeks to demolish the car park. Salvage companies appointed by insurers will be removing the wreckage of the vehicles.

More than 100 firefighters tackled the inferno last year with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue declaring a « major incident ».

In November, confirming the car park would need to be demolished, Mr Thompson said the removal of the cars from the structure had been « painstaking ».

He said: « This has been a painstaking task and has taken longer than expected, not least because we have been hampered by periods of bad weather and strong winds.

The cause of the fire is thought to have been a vehicle fault.

London Luton Airport spokesperson told “Work has begun to dismantle Terminal Car Park 2. This is a precise process and is expected to be completed by spring 2024.

« For those travelling to and from London Luton Airport during this period, a choice of public transport, as well as short/mid/long-stay parking facilities, continues to be available, with all other airport services unaffected by these works.”


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