Time Incident Posted: 09:00

Incident Date: 04/04/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Marefield, Lowesby

Incident Number: 6636

Incident Type: Agricultural fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 23:34

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Appliances from Billesdon, Oakham and Melton Mowbray

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager with Station Manager in attendance

Time Incident Closed: Stop at 00;24 - Crews still attendance 09:00 05/04

Damage: 15% to farm building by fire, approx 8 tonnes of straw destroyed by fire, 20% heat and fire damage to tractor trailer

Believed Cause: deliberate

Initial Information: Barn measuring 10m x 20m with straw in the corner involved and a second seat of fire found.
Crews used farm machinery to drag out the straw from the barn and straw was allowed to burn out in a nearby field.
Crews damped down the remaining straw using one hose reel and drag forks and confirmed that a muck heap was also involved.

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