Time Incident Posted: 21:00

Incident Date: 24/01/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Gaulby Lane, Houghton on the Hill

Incident Number: 3132

Incident Type: Car Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 19:24

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire appliance from Eastern Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: Stop received at 20:50


Believed Cause: Deliberate Ignition

Initial Information: A passerby reported seeing a fire that they believed was a car involved. Crews confirmed that this was a volkswagon that was fully involved and they used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Using a thermal imaging camera the Fire Service searched the vicinity, with nothing found. Fire investigation deemed this to be a deliberate ignition fire.

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