Time Incident Posted: 09:42

Incident Date: 08/06/2017

Incident Location: Argos, St Mary's Place, Market Harborough

Incident Number: 8205

Incident Type: Building fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:05

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 appliances from Market Harborough

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: 5% by fire, 75% by smoke to office space

Believed Cause: cause believed electrical fault with extractor fan

Initial Information: Call received from site reporting a fire inside the office are within the building, site is being evacuated.

Updated Incident Information: on arrival crews confirmed fire is located in the office space within the building, building consisting of 2 floors measuring 20m by 20m, 2 breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel jet in use.

09:36 - Fire has now been extinguished, Breathing apparatus teams are currently checking for fire spread, 2 breathing apparatus and 1 covering jet in use.

09:45 - STOP message - All breathing apparatus has now been withdrawn, positive pressure ventilation fan is now in use. equipment is being made up and fire investigation is taking place.

10:00 - 1st floor ventilation in progress due to minor smoke logging, cutting away and damping down in progress in ground floor office space, 1 hose reel in use.

10:25 - cutting away is complete, electricity supply has been isolated. Positive pressure ventilation fan in use to ventilate adjoining property.

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