“RIP Les”: Tributes left for victim of fatal Lincoln house fire

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People have paid tribute to a man who died in a Lincoln house fire at the weekend, leaving flowers and messages at the scene of the incident.

The man in his 30s, named only in local tributes as Les, tragically lost his life when a blaze took hold of the property at around 4am on Saturday, January 28 on Derwent Street, off Carholme Road.

Locals have left messages and flowers outside the house. One said: “R.I.P Les, you will never be forgotten”.

Another tribute outside the house read: “My great true friend, it will be good to see you again, but not so soon. Love you bro, I’ll get the beers.”

Two people managed to escape the blaze. Police sadly confirmed however that the body of a man was found inside.

The Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service have said that joint investigations with Lincolnshire Police into the cause of the fire are continuing on Monday, January 30.

The man’s full name has not yet been officially released.

An inquest into the death is expected to take place at a later date.

Following news of the man’s death, many left their condolences on The Lincolnite‘s Facebook page.

Tracey-Ann Shaw said: “RIP Les, God bless you, and my thoughts go out to your girlfriend Mel and Dave your best friend.”

Marie Hughes said: “Such a tragic thing to happen, RIP lad”, while Sammy Webster posted: “Miss you mate. Shine bright x”.

Lesley King said: “Tragic, thoughts with the family and friends xx”, and Louise Keating posted: “RIP Les, good lad”.