June 20, 2011 2.26 pm This story is over 149 months old

Fire damages home on Laceby Street

House blaze: Firefighters extinguished a fire at a city home that mysteriously caught fire on June 20.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue crews were called to a house along Laceby Street, after a home had mysteriously caught fire on June 20.

Three fire engines attended the scene at 9.40am, where the fire appeared to have started on the top floor of the two-storey house, just off Monks Road.

Due to the fire and amount of emergency vehicles on site, Laceby Street was closed off to traffic for around two hours.

Bystanders watched as the fire crew extinguished the flames.

Fire crews extinguish the flames on Laceby Street.

The owner of the property, Chris, who was not in the house at the time the fire started, said it was his neighbour that called 999.

Speaking to The Lincolnite, he said at first he was not sure if it was his home, which he shares with his girlfriend, or his neighbour’s.

While firefighters dealt with the fire, Chris searched for his three cats, one of which he managed to find outside the property.

Presently he has no clue how the blaze started.

The fire appeared to begin on the upper floor of the house.

A firefighter checks the damaged roof.

One of Chris’ cats emerges from a hedge, safe and sound.
Photos: Samantha Fisher for The Lincolnite