Firefighters rush to tackle three Christmas house fires

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Firefighters have had a busy Christmas after being called in to torch three different homes.

The drama started at Horncastle at 6:53 p.m. on Christmas Eve when two teams were rushed to a house fire.

Crews from Horncastle and Woodhall Spa extinguished the flames using fireplaces, a bucket of water and removing the wooden lintel.

Officials found that a wood stove had been overloaded.

Later that evening, crews were called in to a house fire just outside Lincoln.

Both Lincoln South and Lincoln North crews were deployed to the scene at 10:34 p.m.

The flames were extinguished using two breathing apparatuses and a hose reel.

However, one room was damaged by fire and the rest of the property was damaged by smoke.

An overloaded electrical outlet was discovered to be the cause.

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But, there was no respite on Christmas Day, as firefighters were also busy on the job during a house fire in Wragby.

Crews from Horncastle, Lincoln South, Lincoln North and Market Rasen were called into action after a house on Bardney Road caught fire at 7:56 a.m.

Details on a cause or how the fire was extinguished have yet to be released.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reported that no one was injured.


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