Time Incident Posted: 09:06

Incident Date: 26/09/2017

Incident Location: Humberstone Lane, Thurmaston

Incident Number: 14512

Incident Type: Fire Large Vehicle

Initial Emergency Call Received: 08:35

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Birstall & Eastern appliances

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 09:04

Damage: 50% to Engine Compartment and 10% to Bus

Believed Cause: Accidental - electrical fault in engine bay.

Initial Information: Call received to smoke issuing from the rear of a bus located on Humberstone Lane, Thurmaston. Caller confirmed all persons off the vehicle.

Updated Incident Information: 2 appliances attended, confirmed single decker diesel bus involved in fire. Fire located in the engine compartment of the bus, 2 breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel jet used to extinguish the fire.
Driver of vehicle has arranged recovery.

Public Statement Issued:


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