Time Incident Posted: 13:29

Incident Date: 30/04/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Leicester Road, Field Head, Markfield

Incident Number: 6109

Incident Type: Bendy bus fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:09

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 pump from Western fire station and 1 pump from Birstall fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 13:50

Damage: Slight fire damage to engine compartment insulation

Believed Cause: Accidental: Due to Fuel leak onto hot surface

Initial Information: Call received from a resident reporting a bus fire

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed - 1 bendy coach was involved in fire, fire extinguished by driver using a foam fire extinguisher before the arrival of the fire service.
Fire crew using 1 hose reel to damp down engine compartment.
STOP message - 13:36hrs - Thermal Image camera used to confirm fire in engine compartment only. Incident handed over to coach company mechanic who is now in attendance.

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