Time Incident Posted: 09:35

Incident Date: 23/03/2018

Incident Location: Northampton Road, Market Harborough

Incident Number: 4081

Incident Type: Electrical substation fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:15

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 appliance from Market Harborough Fire station and 1 appliance from Wigston Fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 12:20

Damage: 100% by fire to substation structure, 50% by fire to internal substation workings

Believed Cause: believed electrical malfunction

Initial Information: multiple calls received to a fire in the open near in the grounds of Marshall court, Northampton road Market Harborough. 1 appliance mobilised from Market Harborough fire station.

Updated Incident Information: on arrival crews confirmed 1 electrical substation fully involved in fire. Urgent attendance of the electricity board has been requested for isolation of substation. A request has been made for the assistance of a second fire appliance at this incident. Fire has spread to surrounding hedges, bushes and fences, Fire crews currently working to extinguish involved materials whilst avoiding the substation. 2 hose reels in use.

Western Power have now confirmed electrical substation has been isolated, 2 breathing apparatus wearers, 2 hose reel jets and 1 main jet in use to fight the fire.

local residents are being advised to keep windows closed to minimise smoke ingress

Fire has now been extinguished by breathing apparatus crews, damping down in progress. 2 breathing apparatus, 1 main jet in use, 1 monitor in use to cool oil from generator.

stop message - 11:20 - Fire is now fully extinguished, oil in substation has now been cooled and crews are monitoring the temperature using thermal imaging camera. making up of equipment in progress.

equipment has now been made up and a handover is taking place with the electricity board.

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