Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service have warned locals not to be alarmed if they see smoke in the area around St Botolph’s Church this evening.
The fire service took to Twitter, to warn people that a planned exercise will be taking place this evening (September 23) at Boston Stump and that smoke will likely be seen in the area while they carry out their training.
Crews are planning to enter the 700-year-old church as part of the exercise, which will not only test the crews but also the staff at Boston Stump.
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In its message, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “From 7pm tonight, if you are in the area of St. Botolph’s Church, Boston Stump, you may see smoke coming from the roof and appliances around the area with crews entering The Stump.
“This is a planned exercise to test our crews and the staff of Boston Stump.”
The large scale exercise will involve crews from Kirton, Leverton, Spilsby, Wainfleet and Boston fire stations. There will also e an aerial platform in attendance.
The exercise has been designed to test the crews’ response to a fire at the church. It will see firefighters practice rescuing casualties as well as how to salvage their books.