Time Incident Posted: 18:35

Incident Date: 05/06/2023

Incident Location: Incident Location: John O Gaunt Public House, Somerset Ave, Leicester

Incident Number: 58253

Incident Type: Fire in a Derelict Building

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:00

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 3 appliances from Western, Eastern and Birstall Stations

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to smoke issuing from disused Public House. 3 appliances were mobilised to incident. Defensive firefighting taking place using 2 main jets and hose reels.

Updated Incident Information: Assistance Message at 18:40 hours, request attendance of an Aerial Appliance to provide water to fire from above and a 4th appliance for additional personnel.
At 2000hrs fire believed to be extinguished and fire crews working to monitor and damp down hot spots within premises.

Public Statement Issued: 🚨*ADVICE TO RESIDENTS*🚨
All residents on Stadium Estate around Somerset Avenue PLEASE keep windows and doors closed and remain indoors due to Smoke from a fire at the disused Public House the John O Gaunt.


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