Road remains closed after fatal house fire in Bottesford

Photo of the fire taken by Jeremy Hazelden.
Photo of the fire taken by Jeremy Hazelden.
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Following the fatal house fire on Grantham Road in Bottesford yesterday, the road remains closed as investigations take place.

At 1.50pm yesterday emergency services were called to the blaze on Grantham Road, which spread to neighbouring properties. Police have confirmed that one person has died, and an investigation to determine the cause is ongoing.

Photo of the fire taken by Jeremy Hazelden.

Photo of the fire taken by Jeremy Hazelden.

Grantham Road is likely to be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for most of the day between Station Road and the site of the old petrol station near Easthorpe View.

The Station Road/Grantham Road junction is open so cars, smaller vehicles and pedestrians can travel instead via Vaughan Avenue, Fleming Avenue and Station Road.

Ian Woods, deputy divisional commander for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Yesterday two crews from Grantham demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism, dedication and commitment, at what was a highly dynamic and rapidly developing fire situation.

“This was probably one of the hottest and most intense house fires I have been to for many years, and whilst the incident was tainted by the death of a member of the public, the work carried out by both crews significantly reduced the impact on both of the adjoining properties, and the village as a whole.”