Humberside Fire & Rescue

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a disused factory in Cleethorpes, formerly used by Findus, which was in the process of being demolished.

Humberside Fire & Rescue were called to the fire on Pelham Road at 12.46pm on Tuesday, November 2. Crews were called back to the site at 4.41pm, and again at 9.30pm, after debris had re-ignited.

Black smoke billowed out of the factory on to Tennyson Road and into a number of residential properties, but fortunately nobody was injured in the incident.

Four crews attended the scene and extinguished the fire using main lines and breathing equipment. A mechanical digger from the site was also used to help put out the fire.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “We were called at 12.50pm yesterday (November 2) to reports of a fire at a disused building on Tennyson Road in Cleethorpes.

“We believe the fire may have been started deliberately and would ask for anyone with information about who could be responsible for the fire to call us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 229 of November 2, 2021.”

Smoke bellowed into the air in a village near Gainsborough after several trailers caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue were called to an incident on Learoyd Road in Hemswell Cliff at 3.50am on Wednesday, April 21. Their colleagues from Humberside Fire & Rescue were also in attendance with a crew from Kirton in Lindsey.

Local residents were advised to keep windows closed and drivers to take care on the roads in the area due to poor visibility.

An area was taped off while crews tackled the blaze. | Photo: Kirton In Lindsey Fire Station

Several trailers were on fire. | Photo: Kirton In Lindsey Fire Station

Crews from Lincoln North and Horncastle were in attendance shortly after 9am before the incident was scaled down to one pump. Fire crews then dampened down the remaining hotspots.

December 15, 2020 11.03 am This story is over 12 months old

A cat had a stressful meow-ment when it became trapped between a wall and a garage, but the story had a purr-fect ending thanks to the help of Humberside Fire & Rescue.

Hand tools and a saw were used to remove bricks as access to the cat was made via the garage brick wall on Ferry Road in Scunthorpe shortly after 4pm on Monday, December 14.

The cat was taken to the fire station before being handed over to the RSPCA.

Hand tools and a saw were used to remove bricks before the cat was rescued. | Photo: Humberside Fire & Rescue

The firefighters did a great job with the rescue. | Photo: Humberside Fire & Rescue

Humberside Fire & Rescue said: “Brixi the cat was feline a little stressed after getting trapped at an incident in Scunthorpe.

“Luckily, Green Watch were able to carry out a purrfect rescue and hand Brixi over to the RSPCA.”

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