Carelessly thrown smoking materials blamed for fire on Chapel St Leonards prom

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. ANL-180108-081637001
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. ANL-180108-081637001

Firefighters were called to Chapel St Leonards promenade yesterday after reports of a stretch of grassland on fire.

A crew from Skegness were alerted at 6.54pm and on arrival extinguished 20 sq metres of grassland on the Promenade.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue ‏tweeted they used beaters and water backpacks to extinguish the fire. The emergency service said: “Caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials. No injuries.”