Time Incident Posted: 21:50

Incident Date: 04/03/2022

Incident Location: Incident Location: Sunningdale Road, Leicester

Incident Number: 53017

Incident Type: Fire Industrial/Commercial

Initial Emergency Call Received: 20:00

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 12 Appliances from across the county, a Command Support Vehicle, a Welfare Unit and Incident Support Unit.

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Group Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause: Under Investigation.

Initial Information: Calls to recycling centre sorting machine involved in fire within Factory. 4 appliances initially attended incident. Upon arrival crews asked for further assistance of 8 appliances to make appliances 12. Further assistance from Command Support and Incident Support Units requested and a Welfare Unit also in attendance.
Incident is sectorised and in Sector 1 there are 4 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using 1 hose-reel jet and 2 main jets.
Second sector there is 2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using 1 hose-reel jet and 1 main jet.
There is a total of up to 70 Firefighters and Officers in attendance.

*UPDATE* 04:15 hrs - Incident scaled down to 3 appliances, dragging out and damping down of compacted waste from within structure being completed.

Updated Incident Information: *UPDATE* 07:00 hrs - Incident scaled back to 1 appliance. Firefighters monitoring scene checking for any fire spread and looking for hotspots.

Public Statement Issued: People in area please keep windows and doors closed. Areas affected, Braunstone, Kirby Fields, Braunstone Frith and Leicester Forest East.


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