Time Incident Posted: 13:45 HRS

Incident Date: 27/05/2020

Incident Location: Incident Location: Field adjacent to Keyham Lane East, Scraptoft, Leicester

Incident Number: 8719

Incident Type: Fire in the Open

Initial Emergency Call Received: 12:40 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Eastern and Central

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: STOP - 13:54 hrs

Damage: Fly tipped waste and field of dry grass destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Deliberate ignition.

Initial Information: Call received to a fire which had spread to dry grass and was getting out of control. One appliance from Eastern initially mobilised. Once in attendance they requested a further appliance to attend for personnel and water. Upon arrival a field measuring approximately 100 metres x 200 metres was involved in fire, one extended hosereel and 3 beaters were in use. Police were initially requested for traffic management due to smoke affecting nearby roads but were subsequently stood down as fire was extinguished. Crews damping down using 3 hosereel jets and a main jet from a nearby hydrant.

Updated Incident Information: This was 3 separate large piles of fly tipped waste which had been deliberately set on fire by person(s) unknown. This had then spread to a nearby field of dry grass.

Public Statement Issued: Fly tipping is illegal.
Arson is a crime.
Local tips are now open for business and should be used.
Please be responsible in these unprecedented times.


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