Lincoln garage severely damaged by fire as investigators confirm cause

A Lincoln business is dealing with the aftermath of a severe fire in which one man was injured.

The cause of the blaze at the Lithuanian Motors unit on Murdock Road, which began at around 4.25pm on Wednesday, January 13, has been put down to welding equipment.

The Lithuanian Motors unit was wrecked by the fire. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lithuanian Motors unit was wrecked by the fire. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The extent of the damage caused was revealed as morning broke on January 14, with the remaining wreckage of the business containing only charred pieces of material.

The roof of the building has completely fallen through and thousands of pounds worth of damage had been caused to vehicles and parts inside.

All that's left of the former Lithuanian Motors sign. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

All that’s left of the former Lithuanian Motors sign. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Loud bangs were heard at the time the blaze began and huge plumes of smoke were thrown into the skies above the city as items inside the workshop were engulfed.

The smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around Lincoln.

The smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around Lincoln.

The garage spans three single-storey units in the industrial park, with the blaze starting in the middle unit.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended with four appliances, with around 30 firefighters.

Three main jets, and aerial ladder and two breathing apparatus’ were used and the fire was extinguished by around 5.45pm.

One man was taken to hospital for treatment, although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue confirmed on the morning of Thursday, January 14 that the cause of the fire had been welding equipment used at the garage, however the value of the damage caused was not known.

A scene guard remains in place in advance of a site visit from the Health and Safety Executive.