Manchester Airport fire: Cars torched as blaze takes hold at multi-storey car park

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Dramatic pictures show the devastation left by the inferno that sparked earlier today.

What appears to be a Peugeot 307 was overwhelmed by the fire and only the paint on its boot was left intact.

The car to the right was so badly scorched by the blaze that its brand is indistinguishable.

Airport stewards can be seen in the background beginning to clear away the burnt vehicles.

Earlier today a huge plume of smoke was seen billowing into the sky as the blaze took hold at the Terminal 2 car park.

“This morning there was a small vehicle fire on the roof level of the Terminal Two multi-storey car park west.”

Manchester Airport spokesperson

The fire caused an evacuation on one of the UK’s busiest days for travel.

Officials at Manchester Airport confirmed that the fire had taken place.

A spokesperson said: “This morning there was a small vehicle fire on the roof level of the Terminal Two multi-storey car park west.

“Firefighters from our on-site fire service attended and extinguished the fire shortly after arriving at the scene.

“As a precaution, the car park has been evacuated. Those travelling to Manchester Airport, especially those intending to park in the Terminal Two multi-storey west, should speak to the on-site traffic marshals, who will direct them to alternative parking locations.

“No flights are affected and further updates, including to customers whose cars are parked in the multi-storey, will be provided as soon as possible.”

The blaze comes just days after Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 was evacuated.

And earlier this month Manchester Airport was gripped by travel chaos when a power failure meant that jets could not be refuelled.The refuelling issues led to the cancellation of 86 flights affecting up to 13,000 passengers.

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