Time Incident Posted: 22:00

Incident Date: 04/05/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: A46 southbound between Cossington and the Hobby Horse roundabout

Incident Number: 8106

Incident Type: Vehicle fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21;33

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 fire engine from Birstall and 1 fire engine from western station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 22;35hrs

Damage: severe fire damage to the car

Believed Cause: Accidental - Electrical fault

Initial Information: Several calls received to a car fire on the roadway. vehicle in a layby.

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed Volkswagon Beetle involved in fire, well alight.
1 water hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus sets in use for crew comfort.
Fire extinguished and recovery being organised by the vehicle owner.

Public Statement Issued:


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