Time Incident Posted: 22:02

Incident Date: 20/05/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Merrylees Road, Thornton

Incident Number: 8824

Incident Type: Barn Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:36

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One appliance from Market Bosworth, one from Western and one from Coalville

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: STOP: 23:16

Damage: Building and contents destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Believed to be accidental due to electrical fault

Initial Information: A call was received from the occupier of a property, stating his barn, used as a workshop and storage of tools, was on fire.
Two appliances were mobilised to the incident and on arrival, fire crews requested the assistance of a further fire appliance.

The incident was sectorised for safety and one compressed air foam jet, one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus wearers were used. Damping down is taking place.

Updated Incident Information: The incident has been scaled down.

Re-inspection will take place 08:00 on 21/05/19

Public Statement Issued:


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