SLIDESHOW: Reader pics from the fire at the old scrap metal merchants in Gainsborough

At around 7.25am this morning (Friday 17th April) a fire broke out at the old scrap merchants, Thompsons, in Gainsborough.

A cloud of thick black smoke could be seen across the town and residents of Gainsborough were soon tweeting and posting their own pictures of the scene.

Fire at Summergangs Lane, Gainsborough

Fire at Summergangs Lane, Gainsborough

Here is a collection of some of the best ones.

Firefighters tackle blaze at old metal scrap merchants

Incident commander speaks about the fire at old scrap metal merchants