Time Incident Posted: 22:12

Incident Date: 22/11/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: Blaby Road South Wigston

Incident Number: 17379

Incident Type: Building Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:56

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Two appliances from Wigston station and one Appliance from Southern station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager from Wigston station

Time Incident Closed: Incident ongoing

Damage: TBC

Believed Cause: Spontaneous Combustion

Initial Information: Called to smoke issuing from building under flat.
Smoke in flat and in building under flat.
Fire Service attempting to gain access using hilti saw through roller shutter.
This is also affecting commercial dry cleaners involved in fire. Building consisting of 2 floors. Building measuring 20 x 6 mtrs. All persons had been evacuated.

Access was gained through the shutter door. Fire service using various pieces of equipment to tackle the fire.

Updated Incident Information: Stop message received at 23:13...

All neighbouring properties have been evacuated, slight smoke logging found in the roof spaces of shared properties. Crews allowed this to naturally ventilate.

Fire investigation being carried out by the fire service, 1 ambulance required due to 1 member of the public that had suffered smoke inhalation.

Cause and damage to be added if and when released.

UPDATE!

Fire investigation will take place at 09:30 on the 23rd November by LFRS fire investigation officer.

FROM 09:30 HRS 23/11/16 - FIRE OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS INCIDENT UNDERTAKING FIRE INVESTIGATION DUTIES.

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