June 21, 2018 10.44 am This story is over 41 months old

Man injured in Lincoln house fire

Police, fire and ambulance crews are at the scene

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.”

Photo: Lewis Foster

An entrance on the ground floor of one of the flats buildings was propped open, revealing a blackened hallway.

Photos from the scene: Lewis Foster for The Lincolnite

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:

Fire crews are also carrying out checks on neighbours.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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