Lincolnshire Police are treating a fire at a Lincoln dry cleaners as arson after emergency services were scrambled to the scene in the early hours of the morning.
The blaze started at Abbey dry cleaners on Monks Road at around 4.30am on Tuesday, May 17.
Two crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire using one hosereel and two breathing apparatus.
The occupants of the flat above were able to leave the building, there are no reports of any injuries.
04:31- 2 Crews Lincoln attending fire at Dry Cleaners, Monks Rd, Lincoln. Fire being extinguished 1 hosereel, 2 breathing apparatus.
— Lincs Fire & Rescue (@LincsFireRescue) May 17, 2016
A police scene guard was in place throughout the morning, with a number of charred items left on the path outside.
Detective Inspector Mark Blackbourn from Lincoln CID said: “This is an unusual and isolated incident, I would appeal for anyone with information to give me a call.
“We have started an investigation into what is a serious offence”
Anyone with information about the fire is being asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 25 of May 17.