Police are now investigating an incident of suspected arson after nine articulated trailers containing plastic pellets caught fire in a village near Gainsborough in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue were called to the incident on Learoyd Road in Hemswell Cliff at 3.50am on Wednesday, April 21. Crews from Gainsborough, Market Rasen and a water carrier from Holbeach attended, initially with crews from Kirton in Lindsey from Humberside Fire & Rescue.
The last crew didn’t leave the scene until over seven hours later at 11.20am. As it was suspected to be a deliberate fire the matter has now been referred on to Lincolnshire Police.
Local residents were told at the time of the incident to keep windows closed, while drivers were advised to take care on the roads in the area due to poor visibility.
Productive evening observing @RAFWaddington exercise on a structural fire & planning future joint training with @LincsFireRescue then early start at Hemswell Cliff dealing with a no. of trailers on fire. Great work by crews & commanders on scene with incident now scaling down 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Vc4Kmn2fLO
— Ashley Hildred (@ashhildred) April 21, 2021
The Lincolnite also contacted Lincolnshire Police for a response.