Time Incident Posted: 15:54

Incident Date: 18/07/2017

Incident Location: Lychgate Lane, Aston Flamville

Incident Number: 10653

Incident Type: Fire Standing Corn

Initial Emergency Call Received: 15:28

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Two appliances from Hinckley

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Officer in charge of first attending appliance

Time Incident Closed: 17:15

Damage: 200sq metres of wheat destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Accidental - Heat from combine harvester ignited crop

Initial Information: Calls received to standing corn and combine harvester involved in fire.
Approximately 200 square metres of standing corn involved in fire
2 hose reels jets and beaters in use

Updated Incident Information: Farmer assisting by creating a fire break using a tractor and plough.
Fire crews using 2 hose reels and beaters to extinguish the fire.
16:10hrs - STOP - Fire extinguished and damping down area.

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