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Fire crews tackle 'serious' blaze

Firefighters were damping down on Saturday after what they described as a serious fire on Lincoln High Street.

Crews were called out to the Nationwide Autocentre shortly after 0700 BST and the surrounding area was cordoned off.

At least five engines from Lincoln North, Lincoln South and Waddington tackled the blaze.

Fire investigators are now checking to see what started the blaze, but crews were initially worried about the contents of the garage.

Dan Marshland, of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said fire crews were forced tackle the blaze from a distance and the public were evacuated, because of the dangers.

The High Street in Lincoln has now reopened.

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