Two escape from Uffington fire

Fire crews attending fire in Uffington on Saturday. Picture: Jonathan Smith
Fire crews attending fire in Uffington on Saturday. Picture: Jonathan Smith

Two people escaped from a large farmhouse after a fire was started in the attic on Saturday (26 February).

Firefighters from Stamford fire station were called to the three-storey house in Main Road, Uffington, near Stamford at 8.50am.

When they arrived they found flames leaping out of the roof and called for assistance from Market Deeping, Bourne and Dogsthorpe fire stations.

Two residents in the house had escaped from the property by the time crews arrived, and were allowed back into the house shortly after.

The road had to be closed for more than three hours to allow firefighters to safely work at the property.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue station manager Noel Chapman said: “The occupants had been alerted to the fire by the smoke alarms in their home.

“We would advise everyone to make sure that they have smoke alarms fitted, as they really do save lives.”

An investigation into the cause of the fire found that a fault in the chimney breast started the blaze.