Firefighters battle huge blaze at Kettering shop

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

Monday, 13th May 2019, 2:03 pm
The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

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.

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."

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The fire at Kettering Bedding Centre

Police have closed following roads:

Regent Street Wellington StreetHavelock StreetRockingham Road at the junction with Nelson Street

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
Photo from Kit Mallin
Smoke coming out of the building
Firefighters in Regent Street