Time Incident Posted: 19:50

Incident Date: 28/02/2017

Incident Location: Coventry Road, Hinckley

Incident Number: 3051

Incident Type: Building Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:43

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 3 appliances (2 from Hinckley Fire station & 1 from Nuneaton Fire station)

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 22:30

Damage: severe to electrical installation, severe to compartment

Believed Cause: electrical fault

Initial Information: initial emergency call received to a fire within the electricity room of a premise on Coventry road.

Updated Incident Information: First informative message 18:56: single storey building measuring 30m by 40m involved in fire, fire believed to be located in the electrical room. 2 breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel in use. request attendance of electricity board for isolation of power.

at 19:00 crews requested urgent assistance of the Electricity board to isolate the supply as crews unable to enter the electrical room due to arcing electrical supply.

19:07 Assistance message - make pumps 3 for breathing apparatus.

19:14 - Informative message - Electrical transformer sill arcing in the switch room, currently no fire spread to surrounding property at this time, 2 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel and 1 covering jet in use.

20:00 - Informative message - power supply to this premise has now been isolated, all breathing apparatus has been withdrawn and ventilation is now in progress using positive pressure ventilation fan.

20:23 - Stop message - Power to property has now been confirmed as isolated, hot spots have been located in roof space, cutting away in progress

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