Grantham residents warned to keep windows and doors shut as substation fire continues to burn

An aerial view of the fire captured by Hayley Broad from a hot air balloon

An aerial view of the fire captured by Hayley Broad from a hot air balloon

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Households in the Grantham area are being told to keep windows and doors closed as the substation fire in the town continues to burn this evening, Tuesday March 22.

Advice from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is for residents in the area of the fire to keep windows and doors closed and for members of the public to stay away from the area.

Substation fire in Grantham. Photo: Troy Taylor

Substation fire in Grantham. Photo: Troy Taylor

Roads in the immediate area including London Road will remain closed whilst the fire is dealt with.

At this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances to the cause of the fire.

We understand also that trains on the East Coast main line are running but at reduced speed past the area of the fire.

No buildings have been evacuated.

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