Time Incident Posted: 18:15

Incident Date: 11/06/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Station Road, Whetstone

Incident Number: 8387

Incident Type: Barn Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:29

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire appliances from Southern, Wigston and Central Stations

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed: Stop message 19:25

Damage: Hay bales destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Deliberate Ignition

Initial Information: The initial emergency call came from the occupier stating that their barn was involved in fire, the barn did not contain any livestock and was used for storing machinery and hay.
Upon arrival crews confirmed that this was a brick built barn measuring 50 m x 20 m, the property has an asbestos corrugated roof but that was not involved in fire.
Firefighters were using 4 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets, the fire was deemed under control quickly.

Updated Incident Information: 19:24 - Crews confirmed that the fire has been extinguished, damping down and dragging out still in progress, all breathing apparatus has been withdrawn from the property.

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