Main road remains closed between Northampton and Wellingborough following major blaze

Fire crews still dealing with Earls Barton incident after more than 12 hours

Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 8:34 am
Fire crews tackling the blaze in Earls Barton last night

One of the main routes connecting Northampton and Wellingborough remains closed on Tuesday morning (October 26) following a major fire last night.

The A4500 'old' Wellingborough Road is shut from Ecton to the Earls Barton crossroads while fire crews continue to work on a blaze which started at around 7pm.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue confirmed the road "will remain closed this morning and is likely to be closed for a number of hours."

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No details have been released on the fire's location.

Bust operator Stagecoach says its X46 and X47 services will be diverted and unable to serve Ecton village.