Time Incident Posted: 22:50

Incident Date: 08/04/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Brookes Close Donisthorpe

Incident Number: 5099

Incident Type: Flat fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 22:10

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 pump from Ashby and 1 pump from Swadlincote

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 22:45

Damage: Slight fire damage to wooden blind

Believed Cause: Unattended candle ignited wooden blind

Initial Information: Call from resident reporting a flat fire

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander STOP (22:30) Confirmed a candle had set fire to a wooden blind, fire extinguished before the arrival of the Fire Service.
1 male person suffered minor burns to hand, 1st aid by fire crews applying burn gel to hand.

Public Statement Issued: Fire Safety advice - Never leave candles or naked flames unattended, always extinguish them safely before leaving the room.


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