Time Incident Posted: 16:51

Incident Date: 12/05/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Enderby Road, Whetstone

Incident Number: 6806

Incident Type: Building fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 16:35

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 from Southern station, 2 from Central station, 1 from Western station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call received to fire in waste transfer station, large industrial unit involved. Building measures approximately 10 metres in height and 50 x 20 metres in area. Industrial unit is used as a recycling centre. Fire located in main bay, one main jet and one hose reel jet in use.

Updated Incident Information: 17:29 - One industrial unit involved measuring approx 50 x 20 metres. This is used as a domestic refuse storage. One jet and two hose reel jets and 2 BA in use. Access to the side of the property is now being gained.
18:01 - 4 BA now committed, 1 main jet and 2 HR jets in use. Fire crews trying to gain access behind refuse area to extinguish fire.
19:08 - Firefighting Operations are still continuing, access has been gained to rear of industrial unit, 1 hose reel jet and 1 main jet in use for damping down, further access panels are being cut into the rear of the unit. Incident is being scaled down to 2 x pumps.
00:29 - Firefighting operations ceased following damping down and turning over. Incident is remaining open and will be re-inspected following a check confirming fire is now believed out - Thermal Imaging Cameras were used to check this. Re - inspection at Approximately 08:00 hrs 13/05/17.

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