Lincoln garage, Riccardo Emiliani, gutted by fire trading again after just one week
A Lincoln garage that was gutted by a 12-hour fire is trading again after just one week.
Riccardo Emiliani, in Wrightsway, has moved to new premises across the road.
Six vehicles, including two classic cars and a racing car, were destroyed in the blaze on Monday, February 4. Documents and more than 1,000 litres of oil also went up in smoke.
Richard Emiliani, who runs the 46-year-old family business, said: "The damage has been extensive and we have lost a lot, but the way people have supported us is amazing.
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"It's like watching your house go up in flames.
"You just hope that it will go out and there's something to go back to, but to go back and see it like that was devastating."
Mr Emiliani hopes to have moved back to his former site within the next six months, either in a new building or the existing property. He added: "It's impossible for me to name all the businesses that have helped us with things. I want to thank them and our staff for all their support."
The fire started when fuel ignited after spilling out of a fuel tank. Six crews were called to the blaze.
IN PICTURES: Fire at Riccardo Emiliani, Outer Circle Road, Lincoln