December 10, 2019 3.13 pm This story is over 47 months old

Boat goes up in huge fireball on Lincoln river

A homeless person had reportedly been using the boat as shelter

A boat was engulfed by flames on Fosse Dyke, requiring a large emergency response.

The boat was moored up at Roman Wharf and the fire started to take hold at around 2pm on Tuesday, December 10.

A boat has gone up in flames. Photo: James Butcher

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has put out the fire by 3pm and is investigating reports that the blaze was started deliberately.

Fire services are on the scene. Photo: The Lincolnite

One reader reported that the boat had been used as shelter by a homeless person, but this has not yet been confirmed.

It is not yet known if anyone has been injured in the blaze.

The Lincolnite has also contacted Lincolnshire Police for a comment, but has had no response at the time of writing.

Update: Lincolnshire Police has confirmed that nobody was on the vessel when the fire started and are not treating it as arson at this stage.

A spokesperson added that there had been no injuries or arrests.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when we get more information.