A man has suffered smoke inhalation and burns in a fire at a house in Lincoln.
Police and firefighters rushed to the scene of the blaze on Hermit Street, off Portland Street, along with ambulance crews.
The fire started in a ground floor flat just after 10am on Thursday, June 21.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said at the time: “Please avoid the area while we deal with the incident. One man has been injured.”
An entrance on the ground floor of one of the flats buildings was propped open, revealing a blackened hallway.
Crews had extinguished the blaze by around 11am.
Watch Manager Paul Deighton told reporter Lewis Foster at the scene: “We’ve had crews from Lincoln North and Lincoln South attend a fire at a ground floor flat. There is one male casualty with smoke inhalation and burns. He has been taken to hospital.
“The cause has not yet been established. Fire investigators are currently on scene.”
Police later said the fire was started accidentally:
We are resuming from Hermit Street. From our initial investigations with @LincsFireRescue we believe the fire was started accidentally. One man has been taken to QMC with serious injuries by @EMASNHSTrust https://t.co/3jYB0EgnKX
— Lincolnshire Police (@lincspolice) June 21, 2018
Fire crews are also carrying out checks on neighbours.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
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