Time Incident Posted: 11:30

Incident Date: 15/01/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: Ross Walk, Leicester

Incident Number: 644

Incident Type: Fire Industrial/Commercial

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:36

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Two appliances from Eastern Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 11:40

Damage: 100% to machine and contents, 10% to next machine and very slight smoke damage to the rest of the building

Believed Cause: Accidental - Mechanical failure due to overloading of tumble dryer machine

Initial Information: The initial call came from a member of the public to a machine on fire within a launderette. All customers had evacuated the premises.

Updated Incident Information: On arrival, crews advised that a small fire had been located within a gas powered tumble dryer. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet were put in use.

The fire was extinguished and a positive pressure ventilation fan was put to use. Salvage was carried out and all equipment made up.

Public Statement Issued:


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