Time Incident Posted: 14:00

Incident Date: 09/01/2024

Incident Location: Incident Location: Birstow Crescent Leicester

Incident Number: 50744

Incident Type: Dwelling fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:36

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire engines from Western, Birstall and Eastern fire stations.

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: NA

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Severe fire to coal shed, smoke to house

Believed Cause: Accidental - electrical fault

Initial Information: Call from occupier reporting a fire in an outbuilding attached to the main dwelling

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander requested a further fire engine due to smoke emitting from main part of the dwelling.
Fire in coal store of terraced domestic property consisting of 2 floors.
2 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel and 1 main jet in use to extinguish the fire.
Fire crew using Positive Pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from house and neighbouring property which has slight smoke logging.

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