Time Incident Posted: 21:33

Incident Date: 04/06/2017

Incident Location: Thurcaston Road Leicester

Incident Number: 8028

Incident Type: Building fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:08

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

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: Stop message 22:11

Damage: Portacabin completely destroyed by fire.

Believed Cause: Deliberate Ignition

Initial Information: The initial caller reported seeing black smoke between the golf course and sports ground on Thurcaston Road.

Updated Incident Information: On arrival crews requested a second pump to attend for water.

One portacabin was fully involved in fire, it measured approximately 10 x 20 metres. Crews used one main jet to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was extinguished they continued to damp down and drag out all hot spots. The incident was handed over to the on site security and crews replenished their water supplies.

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