Flames “12 feet high” rip through lorry and parked cars

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A neighbour told of their shock as they watched a ’12 foot’ fire rip through vehicles at the bottom of their garden on a Lincoln street.

A lorry parked in the garden of a property on Glentham Close, off Hykeham Road, caught fire on the morning of Friday, July 27 and the blaze spread to a nearby van, car, shed and fencing.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, told The Lincolnite that the lorry had been there for around ten years.

He said: “I was having a cup of tea and could see something glistening at the bottom of the garden.

“I could see that the flames were around ten or 12 feet high. 

“Then I ran around as quick as I could and my wife called the fire brigade. The woman at the property was trying to get her cars off the drive and the fire brigade turned up.”

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said they received reports at around 9.28am on Friday, July 27.

The fire and rescue team posted on social media: “If you live close to the area, please keep doors and windows closed. Updates to follow.”

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson also told The Lincolnite: “Reports say numerous vehicles are on fire along with a length of fencing.

“There are no reports of any injuries and the cause is unknown at this time.”