Time Incident Posted: 22:03

Incident Date: 30/04/2017

Incident Location: Newarke Street, Leicester

Incident Number: 6127

Incident Type: Fire High Rise

Initial Emergency Call Received: 20:42

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Six Appliances, Two Special Appliances & Two Officers

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed: 21:35

Damage: 50% to kitchen area by Fire 100% by smoke and moderate smoke logging to corridor

Believed Cause: Believed Accidental

Initial Information: One building consisting of 6 floors and used for student accommodation, fire reported on the second floor.
Six appliances, two support appliances and two officers mobilised
Four breathing apparatus deployed and fire extinguished.

Updated Incident Information: Ventilation of property and making up of equipment now in progress.
cutting away and damping down in progress and all appliances apart from two have been released.
Thermal imaging camera used and no hot spots found.

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