Firefighters battle huge blaze at Kettering shop

Firefighters are at the scene of a large blaze in Kettering.

Flames can be seen coming out of windows on all three floors of the Kettering Bedding Centre building in Regent Street, and a huge plume of smoke is visible across the town.

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

Residents are being told to stay indoors and nearby streets are being evacuated.

One resident said: "The smoke was really black and it looked like it was round the back. Then all of a sudden there were flames out the front. Glass went everywhere and the smoke was so thick."

Police have closed following roads:

Regent Street
Wellington Street
Havelock Street
Rockingham Road at the junction with Nelson Street

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

Residents are asked to keep their doors and windows shut to keep the smoke out while the fire service deals with the incident.

Motorists are also advised to avoid the area.

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

Photo from Kit Mallin

Photo from Kit Mallin

Smoke coming out of the building

Smoke coming out of the building

Firefighters in Regent Street

Firefighters in Regent Street