Disruption expected 'for the rest of the weekend' after huge Northampton fire

A specialist fire investigation team is on-site

By Sam Wildman
Saturday, 1st May 2021, 12:40 pm

Firefighters say they expect there to be some disruption in Northampton's Brackmills area for the rest of the weekend after a huge blaze this morning (Saturday).

A fire tore through a building in Caswell Road on the Brackmills Industrial Estate with fire crews called at 1.30am.

At the height of the blaze eight appliances were at the scene, including one high volume pump, two aerial appliances and two water bowsers.

The fire this morning.

The fire has now reduced but is still alight in places.

Group commander Ro Cutler: “We now have five vehicles on site as we continue to tackle the fire, including protecting adjoining properties.

“Our specialist fire investigation team is on site, including our fire investigation dog, to help us establish the cause of the fire.

“We are working with Northamptonshire Police and the Local Resilience Forum and expect there to be some disruption in the area for the rest of the weekend, although we aim to scale back the cordons currently in place as soon as possible.”

Damage to a unit.

Caswell Road is currently closed, as is the A45 entrance to Brackmills.

Access to the area is still possible via Bedford Rd and Landimore Rd.

Images have shown damage to a warehouse building as well a unit belonging to baby gift firm My 1st Years.

Earlier this morning fire crews confirmed nobody was hurt in the incident with the cause unknown at this stage.

The scene today.
The scene today.