12 February 2009

Fire at Gainsborough Lea Road

A major fire has gutted the signal box at Gainsborough Lea Road. Two fire engines attended the scene just after 1800hs yesterday and it took nearly an hour to extinguish the flames.

The signal box was built in c1877. No decision has yet been made as to its future.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Further information on the history of the building can be found by clicking here.

Photo courtesy of the Gainsborough Standard. You can see more pictures of the fire and its aftermath on their website by clicking here. (PW)