Time Incident Posted: 20:37 hrs

Incident Date: 19/07/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: Corner of York Road & Welford Road, Leicester

Incident Number: 10202

Incident Type: Fire in the open P3

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:16 hrs

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

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager from Eastern Station

Time Incident Closed: 20:40 hrs

Damage: Electrical box by fire & heat

Believed Cause: Electrical fault caused by overload

Initial Information: Call to smoke from manhole cover outside shop on York Road.

Updated Incident Information: Electrical junction box on footpath believed to be on fire, cordon established around cover and Western Power requested to attend.
Crews advised that junction box now arcing. Western Power in attendance and working to isolate power supply.
Incident handed over to Western Power who will arrange for one lane of main road to be closed whilst repairs are carried out.

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