Time Incident Posted: 01:15

Incident Date: 16/08/2019

Incident Location: Off Melton Road Asfordby Hill

Incident Number: 13071

Incident Type: Disused Barn Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 23:04

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 Appliances from Melton Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 01:47

Damage: 100% to barn to fire

Believed Cause: Deliberate Ignition

Initial Information: Call received from passer by to a fire seen in the distance, however unknown what was involved.
1 appliance sent from Melton Station to investigate.

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival crews made up for a second appliance and confirmed this was a disused barn involved in fire. Barn approximately 10 by 20 meters and fully involved in fire.
Fire being extinguished using 2 hose reel jets utilising a portable pumping unit being fed from river located next to barn.

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