April 21, 2020 3.28 pm This story is over 50 months old

Firefighters tackle Lincoln village bin lorry blaze

Be careful what you are putting in your bins!

By Local Democracy Reporter

A bin lorry caught fire in Witham St Hughs, with firefighters called on to resolve the situation.

A loud explosion was heard near to the village hall before the lorry started to emit masses of smoke and eventually catch fire at the back.

Emergency services found the cause of the explosion and put it out with water hoses. Photo: Simone Riley-Young

It is as yet uncertain what caused the blaze but the situation was resolved quickly by the fire brigade and nobody was hurt.

The fire brigade arrived before flames exaggerated. Photo: Simone Riley-Young

Onlookers took it as a timely warning that people need to be careful with what they are putting in the bin.

Firefighters working to stop the fire spreading. Photo: Simone Riley-Young

These pictures were first posted in the You’re probably from Lincoln if… Facebook group.