Time Incident Posted: 23:47

Incident Date: 18/12/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: St Peters Road, Leicester

Incident Number: 19251

Incident Type: Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Initial Emergency Call Received: 22:30

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 appliances from Central Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 23:42


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call received stating carbon monoxide alarm was sounding in the property

Updated Incident Information: On arrival crews requested attendance of the gas board due to the readings showing on the fire service gas monitors.
Adjoining properties were evacuated while the fire service and a Cadent gas engineer investigated.
The cause of the alarm was an Uunsi Burner used for incense (which uses charcoal), the fumes had caused the activation.
Fire crews and Cadent gas engineer educated the occupants on the use of these type of burners. They should not be used inside the home as the burning charcoal emits carbon monoxide.

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