Time Incident Posted: 14:20

Incident Date: 25/05/2022

Incident Location: Woodland off Great Central Way, Leicester

Incident Number: 57366

Incident Type: Fire in the Open

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:18

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance Central, 1 x appliance Eastern

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause: This is believed to be a deliberate ignition.

Initial Information: Several calls received to a fire in the open between Great Central Way and Railway Lines.
On route to the Incident crews reported visual on large amounts of smoke seen.
Upon arrival an assistance message was received for Make Pumps 2 for Hose and Resources.

Updated Incident Information: Approximately 15sq meters of shrubland and tree involved in fire. 1 Extended hose reel jet using extended rear delivery hose in use.

14:06: The fire has now been extinguished by fire crews and this incident is confirmed to be a large amount of pushchairs involved in fire that had affected surrounding trees. Damping down and turning over in progress.

Public Statement Issued:


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