Fire at MK market

35 fire fighters worked to put out a fire on Wednesday afternoon at the market next to the centre:mk.

Three crews from Great Holm, one from Broughton and one from Bletchley were sent to the scene just before 2pm, along with a number of officers and Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service's Command and Control Unit. A safety cordon was put in place around parts of the main shopping building.

The fire involved a group of shuttered market stalls measuring about 12 metres by three metres beneath Secklow Gate. Firefighters had to use hydraulic equipment to gain access to some of the stalls. They also had to move a number of LPG cylinders away from the fire.

Group Manager Dave Norris, one of the officers at the incident, said: "There has been a co-ordinated approach to managing this incident with ourselves, Thames Valley Police and officers from Milton Keynes Council.
Firefighters had to work very hard to prevent the fire from escalating and spreading to the next group of stalls.Everyone has tried to keep the disruption to a minimum while not compromising the safety of people in the area.

The stretch of Secklow Gate between Silbury Boulevard and Midsummer Boulevard was closed temporarily. Most shops in thecentre:mk remained open.