January 2, 2019 12.34 pm This story is over 35 months old

Search and rescue crew remain at fatal Kirton house fire site

The latest from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Search and rescue teams remain at the scene of a fatal house fire in Kirton near Boston on New Year’s Day.

Latest update

  1. Police confirmed that three people in total were found dead at the home. They are investigating the incident as domestic murder .

2. Latest here – Police release more details about Kirton fire victims

They say they will continue work to make what remains of the detached home safe.

Regional crime investigators from the East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit have taken over the investigation into the blaze.

As reported at the time, one person died in the house fire on Peartree Road.

It’s understood that two occupants managed to escape, reportedly with the help of a neighbour.

They were taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening.

Firefighters and police were called to the blaze at around 3am.

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: “Crews from Kirton, Boston, Spalding and Leverton attended this incident using an Aerial Ladder Platform to extinguish the fire.

“Our urban search and rescue team is currently in attendance to make the building safe.”

Due to the ferocity of the fire, police said they expect it to take several days to determine how it was started.

Neighbours woke to tragic scenes on January 1. The roof of the building had collapsed and the entire building had been gutted by the flames.

Police issued an appeal for anyone with information about the occupants and anyone driving in the area with dash cam footage to get in touch.

The identity of the person who died is still not known.

Further updates are expected to follow and will be posted on Lincolnshire Reporter as they are known. You can reach the news team by calling 01522 837217 or emailing [email protected]

Spotted an error? Please notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.