Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue

A block of flats in Lincoln have suffered severe damage after a fire started in a second floor bedroom.

The flats on Monson Street by Lincoln High Street caught fire on Friday morning, with fire services called at 8.15am to tackle the blaze.

Emergency services cordoned off the road while firefighters extinguished the flames, and every person in the flats was safe.

The flat was severely damaged by the fire.

Unfortunately, a neighbour in the flats saw their cat die in the fire, and all floors of the building were damaged as a result of the incident.

There was severe damage by fire to most of the second floor flat, as well as the contents, and smoke damage to the whole of another flat on that floor.

The communal areas of the second and third floor were also affected, as well as water damage to all flats in the building.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue posted an update on its Twitter account explaining how firefighters put the blaze out.

Emergency services responded to a second floor flat fire in Lincoln on Friday morning.

Firefighters were called at 8.15am to the blaze on the second floor of the three-storey block of flatsĀ on Monson Street, off the High Street.

The road has been cordoned off by all emergency services, with police and ambulance crews joining the fire brigade on scene.

Police are blocking the road. | Photo: The Lincolnite

The fire has since been extinguished by crews from Lincoln South, Lincoln North, Saxilby and Wragby, who used the aerial ladder platform to reach the flames.

All people at the flat have been accounted for and are safe, but some crews have remained on scene to keep the area clear until it is fully resolved.

Occupants will be taken to hospital as a precaution for possible smoke inhalation.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue said: “We have been in attendance at a fire in a three-storey domestic building.

“Incident was in a second floor flat. We were called at 8.15am. Fire is now extinguished and all persons accounted for.”

Firefighters attended a call at an address on Broadway in uphill Lincoln after two domestic garages caught fire.

At around 1pm, at least two crews were at the scene and a lot of smoke is visible in the area.

There aren’t believed to be any injuries as a result of the fire.

Eye witnesses said the fire started at around 12.50pm.

The area has been blocked while fire crews handle the blaze

At 1.55pm a resident told The Lincolnite that the fire was nearly out.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue has tweeted about the fire, confirming that severe fire damage had been done to a garage and smoke damage to two houses.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown, but the fire has now been extinguished and no injuries were reported.

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