Time Incident Posted: 22:38

Incident Date: 30/05/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Proctors Park Road, Barrow Upon Soar

Incident Number: 7797

Incident Type: Boat Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:37

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Appliances from Birstall, Loughborough and Technical Rescue team from Southern Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: 70% severe fire damage to barge

Believed Cause: Believed unattended candle

Initial Information: Call received to a canal boat involved in fire, all persons off the boat.

Updated Incident Information: Upon attendance crews confirmed 1 canal boat involved in fire, boat approximately 15 metres long and fire located in the stern of the boat.
2 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reels used to extinguish the fire. Ambulance requested for 1 occupant of boat suffering with smoke inhalation.

22:36 Fire extinguished. Gas & Electrics isolated to boat.
23:36 Survey of boat has been carried out using Thermal Imaging camera, no hotspots found
Incident to be re-inspected in daylight hours

Public Statement Issued:


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