Time Incident Posted: 09:50

Incident Date: 26/07/2022

Incident Location: Incident Location: Whittington Lane Thornton

Incident Number: 61019

Incident Type: Single storey barn fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 08:52

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire engines from Coalville, Shepshed, Birstall, Castle Donington, Water Carrier from Loughborough and officers

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Calls received to a barn fire

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander requested 2 further fire engines to assist.
Single storey barn 40m x 16m containing approx. 100 tonnes of straw and fire machinery.
Crews using 2 main jets to attack the fire and using open water supply and moving farm machinery out of the barn

Incident has been scaled down to 1 appliance. The remaining baled straw within the barn is being left to burn.

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