Time Incident Posted: 21:21 hrs

Incident Date: 08/11/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: Lonsdale Road, Thurmaston, Leics.

Incident Number: 16617

Incident Type: House fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 19:57 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 appliances from Eastern Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager from Eastern

Time Incident Closed: 22:55

Damage: 80% to Tumble Drier

Believed Cause: Fire is believed to be accidental and caused by overheating of appliance

Initial Information: Tumble Drier on fire in cupboard under stairs.

Updated Incident Information: 20:19 hrs: A 2 storey semi detached domestic property involved, property measures approx 8m x 8m. Fire is located in utility room area, 2 breathing apparatus, 1 hosereel jet, 1 main jet and positive pressure ventilation fan in use.
STOP at 20:48 hrs: Fire now extinguished and all breathing apparatus has been withdrawn. Thermal Image Camera and hosereel jet in use checking for hot spots. Investigation has been carried out.

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