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Dozens of flights canceled after fire tears through a parking garage at London's Luton Airport

Dozens of flights canceled after fire tears through a parking garage at London's Luton Airport

Thousands of travelers are facing disruption after flights were suspended at London’s Luton airport

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of travelers faced disruption as all flights were suspended on Wednesday at London's Luton airport after a fire tore through a newly built parking garage, destroying vehicles and partially collapsing the structure.

Four firefighters and an airport employee were treated in hospitals for smoke inhalation after the fire, which erupted on Tuesday evening.

All flights were suspended until at least 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the airport said in a statement, and would-be passengers were asked to stay away because emergency crews were still on the scene.

Luton, about 56 kilometers (35 miles) north of central London, is a hub for easyJet, Ryanair and other budget airlines running flights to destinations in the United Kingdom and Europe.