Firefighters tackle blaze on first floor of Lincoln home

Firefighters have been called out to a second major blaze in Lincoln within a week after a fire broke out on the first floor of a semi-detached house.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue received reports of a fire on Oval Avenue in the St Giles area at just after 8.30am on December 23.


Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

Four appliances from Lincoln North & South fire stations used two main jets, plus other equipment, to extinguish the fire in the upstairs and roof area of the house.


Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

The fire was put out at around 9.45am and firefighters are using fans to clear smoke from the building.

A family with three small children lives in the flats. There are no serious injuries reported.


Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

Firefighters have said that everyone is accounted for from the property, but it is unclear at this stage what medical treatment the residents will require.


Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

An ambulance is at the scene of the blaze and fire investigators will be there throughout the day to attempt to establish a cause.

A funding appeal page has been set up to help the family after the devastating fire.


This fire comes just days after a blaze on De Wint Avenue in the Moorland area of the city, which killed a 17-year-old boy.