One dead while residents and police officers rushed to the hospital after the high-rise fire

ONE person has died and others have been hospitalized after a massive fire raged through a high-rise building this morning.

The fire broke out in Green Court, Luton, around 4am and residents had to be evacuated as police rushed to the scene.

One person died in a fire in a block of flats


One person died in a fire in a block of flatsPhoto credit: Google Maps

Several residents, as well as police officers, were taken to the hospital and are said to have been treated for smoke inhalation.

It was investigated how the fire started in the block of flats as residents waited in front of the building and tried to get back inside.

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: “The fire in Green Court, Luton has now been extinguished and we are working with partners such as Luton Council and Bedfordshire Fire to care for residents who have been evacuated while the building is made safe will.

“A small number of people, including local residents and police officers, were taken to hospital for treatment and unfortunately one person has been confirmed to have died at the scene.

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“All occupants were recorded.

“We understand this is a difficult time and people want to know if their loved ones are safe.

“We ask people not to speculate or share images of the incident as it could cause distress to those involved.

“We will provide regular updates as soon as we have them.”

40 firefighters were called to Green Court to fight the blaze in the 15-story building.

Witnesses claimed the fire started on the 14th floor near the top of the building, but it’s unclear how it started.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service added: “Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of a serious residential fire in Luton.

“Ten devices are present. The fire has now been fully extinguished and crews are working to ensure there are no persistent hotspots. The fire investigation team is present.”

In 2016, firefighters were called to Green Court when a fire broke out in a second floor apartment.

Three adults and one child were in the apartment at the time and were able to get out of the apartment after suffering the consequences of smoke inhalation. One dead while residents and police officers rushed to the hospital after the high-rise fire

Bobby Allyn

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