Time Incident Posted: 22:49

Incident Date: 29/10/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Fosse Way, Syston

Incident Number: 16247

Incident Type: Bonfire set alight

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:48

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One appliance from Birstall Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Incident Commander

Time Incident Closed: 09:42

Damage: 100% by Fire

Believed Cause: Believed Deliberate Ignition

Initial Information: The initial caller stated that someone had lit a bonfire mound prepared for an organised event.

Updated Incident Information: Fire crews advised that one large bonfire, measuring 20 meters by 20 meters, was involved in fire.

One compressed air foam system branch was in use to protect the surrounding area and a large amount of tyres had been found within the bonfire and were removed. Fire crews attempted to salvage unburnt wood for the planned bonfire on 5th November.

The bonfire will be allowed to burn out and fire crews will re-inspect later today.

Re-inspection carried out - Fire is now out and the incident can be closed.

Public Statement Issued:


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