Firefighters tackle car and bins fire overnight in Birchwood

Firefighters in Lincoln attended two fires in Birchwood overnight, a car set on fire on Halton Close, and wheelie bins on fire on Epsom Road.

The first incident Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called to was a car on fire on Halton Close just after 10pm on Friday, September 19.

Firefighters extinguished a car set on fire on Halton Close in Birchwood on September 19. Photo: Nikki Cullen

Firefighters extinguished a car set on fire on Halton Close in Birchwood on September 19. Photo: Nikki Cullen

Eyewitnesses described the car on fire as a Ford Focus estate. Lincoln South crews extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets and one foam extinguisher.

Lincolnshire Police also attended and is investigating the incident.

Wheelie bins on fire on Epsom Close in Lincoln on September 19. Photo: Nigel Smith

Wheeliebins on fire on Epsom Close in Lincoln on September 19. Photo: Nigel Smith

Then, at around 5am on Saturday morning, firefighters were called to several wheelie bins on fire on Epsom Road, just a 200 yards walk down from the previous incident.

The Lincoln North crews extinguished the bins on fire using one hose reel jet.

Nobody was injured in either of the incidents.

Over 10 suspicious car fires in Lincoln this year alone

More than 10 vehicles have been set on fire in Lincoln so far this year, with several around the Birchwood area.

While Lincolnshire Police has been investigating many of these cases, the force has not reported any arrests in relation to the arson incidents.

Most recently, two flats on Westwick Drive were severely damaged by a fire which spread from a caravan parked outside the premises.

This was one of three fires in the area on the same night on June 30 that police are treating as arson.

A red Vauxhall Corse was set on fire on Rasen Lane on May 18. Photo: Martyn Bewick

A red Vauxhall Corse was set on fire on Rasen Lane on May 18. Photo: Martyn Bewick

In May this year, six cars were set on fire in the Birchwood area, with two on Halton Close and Sycamore Drive, three on Nightingale Crescent, and one on Fulmar Road.

Nearby, around Hartsholme Park, in April and May two cars were found set on fire after it’s believed they’ve been used or taken in burglaries.

Firefighters extinguished a caravan on fire on Browning Drive in Lincoln on March 17, 2014. Photo: Nigel Mulhall

Firefighters extinguished a caravan on fire on Browning Drive in Lincoln on March 17, 2014. Photo: Nigel Mulhall

There was also one car fire on Rasen Lane in the Ermine. In March there was a caravan fire on Browning Drive, off Nettleham Road.

Also in March, one car was completely burnt out while two others were damaged by a suspicious fire on Greyling Close in the Ermine.