May 18, 2022 8.30 am This story is over 24 months old

Five crews scrambled to serious building fire in Louth

Efforts to put out the fire continued into the morning

Update: A fire investigation has been launched and police are appealing for witnesses – read the latest here.

Fire crews remain at the scene of a severe building fire which began in Louth overnight.

The blaze was called in at around 1.30am on Wednesday, May 18, concerning a building on Gresley Road.

Crews from Louth, Binbrook, Mablethorpe, Grantham and Alford were called to battle the fire, and nearby residents were advised to keep doors and windows closed.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue said the incident was still ongoing at around 6am and that crews from Caistor and Horncastle were assisting with damping down efforts.

People living in the area reported that flames had engulfed at least three homes. The extent of the damage has not yet been officially confirmed.

It is not yet clear if anyone has been injured.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.