Time Incident Posted: 17:00

Incident Date: 27/05/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: A42 J12 Measham to J11 southbound to Appleby magna

Incident Number: 7138

Incident Type: car fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 15:58

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 from coalville fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: stop message received at 16:33

Damage: Severe fire damage to engine compartment, 50% of passenger compartment damaged by fire

Believed Cause: Electrical fault

Initial Information: 1 car well alight. 2 Breathing apparatus in use. 2 high pressure hose reels in use. embankment has been extinguished and both carriageways closed.

Updated Incident Information: 1 car now extinguished and crews damping down the car and the embankment
all equipment made up and incident handed over to highways
a42 westbound reopened
1 carriageway of Eastbound carriageway remains closed until recovery of vehicle has taken place

Public Statement Issued:


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