UPDATE: Grantham business gutted by fire

Fire at Speedy Hire, Earlesfield Lane, Grantham
Fire at Speedy Hire, Earlesfield Lane, Grantham
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A MAJOR fire at a Grantham tool hire centre broke out in the early hours of this morning which needed up to 40 fire fighters to extinguish.

The fire at Speedy Hire in Earlesfield Lane started on the factory floor to the rear of the building at around 2.30am.

Firefighters battled for around four hours to get the fire under control. The blaze also affected neighbouring business Interlink Express.

Grantham fire station manager Dave Lord said: “We were fighting a severe fire within Speedy Hire with unknown contents.”

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has confirmed this afternoon that the fire was caused by an electrical fault to the rear of the building.

A spokesperson for Speedy Hire, said: “We’d like to re-assure our local customers that our Leicester depot will continue to support them until the Grantham depot re-opens.”

The depot is at 43 Blackbird Road, Leicester, contact them on 0116 262 7205.

For more on this story, see next week’s Journal.

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