Businesses evacuated in Grantham’s Westgate as underground electricity cables catch fire

Underground electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham

Underground electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham

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Several businesses have been evacuated in Westgate, Grantham, due to an underground electrical fire.

Emergency services are on scene, with police having cordoned off part of the road.

Underground electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham

Underground electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham

Flames could be seen through the pavement outside New Era.

Businesses became aware of the fire when lights began to flicker. Power and phone lines have now gone down.

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Underground electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham

Underground electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham

Gemma Mee sent in this photo, taken from the office of Discount Cabs

Gemma Mee sent in this photo, taken from the office of Discount Cabs

Hayley Ann Slark send in this image of the electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham

Hayley Ann Slark send in this image of the electrical fire in Westgate, Grantham