May 11, 2021 9.42 am This story is over 14 months old

Photos show aftermath of tragic fatal house fire in Boston

An investigation has been launched

Photos and videos have emerged of a smoking and blackened home after a person tragically died in a fire in Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue and Lincolnshire Police launched an investigation into the cause of the fire, which happened on Tooley Street during the afternoon of Monday, May 10. The cause has not yet been revealed.

Six fire crews from Boston, Spalding, Horncastle and Donington attended the scene at 12.17pm and extinguished the fire.

It is understood that neighbours told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that it was a man who died in the fire.

An investigation into the fire has been launched by Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue. | Ben Walker

The morning after the fatal fire on Tooley Street in Boston. | Photo: Ben Walker

A video captured at the scene shows smoking debris as fire crews put out the blaze.

A closure was put in place for some time causing traffic to build up in the area near Skirbeck Road.

Fire crews attended the scene. | Photo: Rinalds Tuja

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue previously said: “Emergency services in Lincolnshire are sadly reporting the death of a person following a house fire in Boston earlier today (Monday).

“A man has also been treated for smoke inhalation. Fire and police investigations into the cause have began and are ongoing.”