Time Incident Posted:

Incident Date: 02/07/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: Abbey Road Whitwick

Incident Number: 9095

Incident Type: Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 20:52

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 Fire Engines

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: 550 SQM of heathland destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Carelessly Discarded Smoking Materials

Initial Information: Call received to grass and bushes involved in fire

Updated Incident Information: Crews working round the clock to tackle fire and prevent it from spreading, at its peak there were 4 fire appliances, a water carrier, command support vehicle and welfare vehicle in attendance dealing with the incident.
One appliance and Tactical Response Vehicle relief crews attended during the night.
Crews are continuing to monitor fire periodically with Thermal Image Camera and damping down hot spots with three main jets laid out.

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