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A 17 year old boy has died and three other people injured after a fire broke out at 40 De Wint Ave in Lincoln, the home of Magic Nevin’s Magic Shop. The boy has been named locally as Tom Taylor. He lived in a flat upstairs with his twin brother Jack, mum Helen and step-dad Max Clark, who are thought to be the other injured people.
The fire gutted the ground floor, formally a Co-op before becoming the magic shop. Eight fire engines and fifty firefighters battled the blaze which broke out at about 4:30pm on Monday December 21st.
Neighbours reported hearing “explosions after explosion” as if a bomb were going off. They described it as looking like something from a disaster movie. Karolina Alghoul who lives next door said “I heard a big bang and looked out of the window and I saw glass and boxes flying. Then I saw a man and his wife go outside, and inside the building were two teenage boys. But only one of them came out”
The police in Lincolnshire said they are working alongside Fire and Rescue to investigate the cause of the fire with officers stationed outside the premises.
The website for Magic Nevin has a message saying: ‘It is with regret and sadness that we have to announce that MagicNevin cannot currently accept orders or enter into any correspondence, due to a fire at our premises. Orders prior to Monday have been processed. We will keep you updated. Thank you for your continued support and custom.’
Local, Bekki Henderson has set up an online appear to raise money for the family living at the flat saying ‘As friends and Lincoln residents we would like to help as much as possible in their time of need’
If you wish to make a donation then you can do so via gofundme:
On Monday 21st December this year, a tragedy struck a local Lincoln family/business and dear friends of ours. A fire resulting in the loss of their home, business and sadly life, all just 4 days before Christmas. As friends and Lincoln residents we would like to help as much as possible in their…
The Tesco Extra store on Wragsby Road, Lincoln were so upset and shocked to hear about the fatal fire, they have donated £1,200 worth of vouchers to the devastated family.
The fundraising page has so far raised £9,640, and has been shared more than 2400 times at the time of this article been published.
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Fire started at a magic shop in Lincoln around 4.30pm yesterday Neighbours reported hearing ‘explosion after explosion’ during the blaze One teenage boy has died and three other people were injured in the fire A teenage boy has died and three people were injured after a massive fire tore through a magic shop, setting off a string of explosions.
A 17-year-old who died in a house fire in De Wint Avenue, Lincoln, has been named locally as Tom Taylor. Fifty firefighters tackled the blaze which gutted the ground floor premises of MagicNevin’s magic trick shop, in the former Co-op.
Staff at a Tesco store in Lincoln say they were so shocked and upset to hear about the fatal fire that devastated a family in the city this week they have decided to donate £1,200 worth of vouchers to them.
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