July 8, 2010 2.51 pm This story is over 144 months old

Five cars burnt in Portland Street fire

Electrical fault: A female driver pulled over to check the problem and her car was taken over by flames which spread to four other cars.

Five cars were burnt in a fire today on Portland Street, at the junction with Sincil Bank. The incident was reported at 10.58am, and smoke was visible in the area all the way from Pelham Bridge.

The fire was caused by an electrical fault with a Vauxhall Signum. The female driver pulled the car over to check the problem.

The fire then spread to four other cars nearby: a Vauxhall Vectra, a Renault Clio, a Fiat Punto, and a Peugeot 206. The cars were damaged by fire, heat and smoke.

Three Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Brigade vehicles attended the scene and extinguished the fire, which also caused light damage to a property on Sincil Bank. No one was hurt.

— Photos by Andrea Lilley

The damaged Vauxhall Vectra

The damaged Fiat Punto.

The spot where the Vauxhall Signum caught fire.

Cleaning operations are now in place at the spot of the fire.

Source: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue | Photo: Google Maps | Related report: Lincolnshire Echo