Joint investigation launched over Skegness abattoir fire

A joint fire and police investigation is underway following a fire at an abattoir in Skegness on Friday, 24 February. 

Police and fire services were called to a fire at the abattoir, run by J&D Haworth and trading as Yorkshire Country Meats, in Heath Road at 7.50pm. The cause has yet to be determined, with Lincolnshire Police appealing to any witnesses that saw suspicious activity in the area.

According to Lincolnshire Live, 30 firefighters from Skegness, Wainfleet, Spilsby, Leverton and Alford were called to tackle the blaze, drawing on six appliances.

The incident response teams were decreased to three fire crews by 2am Saturday morning and, by 6am, just two relief crews remained.

Residents living within 400 metres of the fire were advised to stay indoors and to keep windows and doors shut.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity is being encouraged to contact Skegness CID by calling 101 and quoting incident number 408. A scene guard remains at the premises while the investigation is underway.

After hearing about the incident, local man Nick Gary headed to scene to film the fire.

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