Police investigate YMCA house fire off Monks Road

Police and Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue launched a joint investigation to try and establish the cause of a fire at a domestic rental property managed by YMCA Lincolnshire.

As previously reported, emergency services were called to St Hugh Street off Monks Road after the fire was reported to Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue at 9am on Monday, September 2.

People watched smoke billow from the property and a window could be seen completely blown out and charred around the edges.

Neighbours said they heard shouts and crashing sounds before a TV was thrown through the window.

The fire appeared to be under control by around 10am.

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Police put a scene guard in place to allow an investigation to take place.

Traffic was being diverted through Rosemary Lane and Monks Road was completely shut off.

Caroline Killeavy, Chief Executive of YMCA Lincolnshire, said: “There was a fire this morning at a domestic rental property managed by YMCA Lincolnshire on St Hugh Street off Monks Road in Lincoln.

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

“Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called out to the incident at 9am and Lincolnshire Police closed Monks Road.

“We are currently working with the emergency services to establish the circumstances around the fire.”

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

A next-door neighbour to the property told a reporter from The Lincolnite that she was in bed with her daughter when she heard shouting.

Karen Wade said: “I heard shouting next door with one of the guys saying ‘get out there’s a fire!’ so I went outside to see what was happening.

“The next thing I heard was a lot of things being smashed and then I saw a TV flying out of the top window into the street.”