Lincoln Croft Street community centre damaged by fire

The community centre on Croft Street in Lincoln has been severely damaged by a fire on Sunday, September 22.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called to the fire at 6.44am on Sunday and three appliances from Lincoln and one from Hykeham attended.

Fire fighters used the hydraulic platform from Lincoln, four main jets and four breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.

More than half of the community hall has been severely damaged in the fire, along with its contents.

The roof and main hall have been completely destroyed, while the rest of the building and adjoining church have been damaged by smoke as well.

No-one was injured in the incident as the building was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Lincolnshire Police and Fire and Rescue are still investigating the cause of the fire.

The Croft Street community hall was built in 1954 and is owned by St Swithin’s Church nearby.

The main courtyard, which was damaged in the fire, was recently revamped by volunteers from the National Citizens Service.

Some 20 groups use the centre for activities, which would be moved to the church itself while the hall is repaired.