All staff safe after fire destroys North Hykeham factory

Nobody was injured after a large fire destroyed a factory in North Hykeham yesterday, with the cause still unknown.

The Lincolnite broke the story of the fire in North Hykeham, which ripped through the premises of Specialist Heat Exchangers on Freeman Road.

The fire was reported at 3.02pm on Tuesday, June 2, with a large smoke cloud visible from miles away.

Nine fire crews from across the county were called to the incident, closing all adjoining roads for 4-5 hours.

Nine fire crews tackling the blaze. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

All roads have now been re-opened and people have been allowed to return to their homes in the surrounding area, police confirmed last night.

Emergency services are at the scene. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

One crew from Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue remained in attendance overnight with an aerial ladder platform to continue to dampen and put out any hot points of the building.

Investigations are still ongoing as to what initially caused the fire.

The aftermath of the fire, the morning after the incident. Photo: Leanne Huntington

A view from Station Road as the fire calmed. Photo: Kay Davidge

More photos and videos from the fire here

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