A Skegness chip shop was left ruined after an electrical fault with the fridge sparked a huge fire on Seaview road.
On Monday 7th January, 20 firefighters were called to a fire on Seaview Road. Alongside the local police, firefighters attended Seaview Fisheries due to the chip shop catching fire at approximately 3.26PM.
Four fire engines from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service attended the incident. It is believed to have started from an electrical fault coming from the fridge, while staff members were attending their lunch. At the time of the fire, the owners of Seaview Fisheries were on holiday.
Around 20 percent of the shop suffered damage from the fire alongside heat and smoke damage. It is understood that firefighters used breathing apparatus as well as hose jets in order to extinguish the fire.
Due to the extent of the damage, Seaview Fisheries has had to close down while repairs are undertaken. Fortunately there were no injuries sustained during the fire.
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Original source: Lincolnshire live.