December 11, 2019 4.17 pm This story is over 47 months old

Police treating huge Lincoln boat fire as arson

A homeless man had been reportedly using the boat as a shelter

Police are now treating a huge fire that engulfed a boat in Lincoln on Tuesday as arson.

A fireball wrecked through the boat on the Fossdyke moored up at Roman Wharf at around 2pm, prompting a large emergency response.

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

Fire services are on the scene. Photo: The Lincolnite

The fire service managed to put out the fire by 3pm and said that nobody was on the vessel at the time of the blaze.

Some people have reported that a homeless man had been using the boat as a shelter before it went up in flames.