UPDATE: Police are treating the fire as suspicious.
At 2.45am this morning (Friday), Police were alerted by the Fire Service to a fire at the Church Farm Museum on Church Road South in Skegness. The thatched roof of the building was ablaze and the fire is being treated as suspicious. Several fire pumps remain in attendance and the road is expected to be closed for most of the day.
Source: Lincs Police
Fire destroys museum’s thatch roof in Skegness
A Lincolnshire museum has been damaged by a fire in its thatched roof.
The fire started at the two-storey Church Farm Museum on South Road in Skegness early on Friday morning.
Six fire engines were called to the blaze and crews worked through the night to remove the thatched roof so the fire would not spread.
Church Farm Museum is facing funding problems after Lincolnshire County Council withdrew its grant money earlier this year.
The museum’s main attraction is the original 1760s farmhouse which is furnished in Edwardian style.
A group have been campaigning to save the museum and a 5,000-name petition has been sent to the council.
More than 15,000 people visit the site each year.
Source: BBC News