Firefighters tackle commercial site blaze in North Hykeham

Updated at 5.20pm: Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze in North Hykeham at the Specialist Heat Exchangers building on Freeman Road.

Police are advising people in the area to keep their windows and doors closed due to the potentially toxic smoke.

Lincolnshire Police are asking people to avoid the area while firefighters are dealing with the incident. All adjoining roads have been closed for the next four to five hours.

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

The fire was reported at 3.02pm. Nine fire crews are in attendance as it stands, one from Lincoln South, Metheringham, Brant Broughton, Gainsborough and North Hykeham; and two from Lincoln North and Newark.

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

Fire brigades are dealing with the situation as we speak. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

No one has been injured and police said all SHE staff have been accounted for.

The fire spread very quickly as thick smoke swept across the surrounding area.

The smoke was very close to roads.

Lincolnshire Police drones showed the flames from above.

Aerial shots of the fire. Photo: Lincolnshire Police Drones

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