Time Incident Posted: 22:40

Incident Date: 31/07/2020

Incident Location: Uppingham Road Skeffington

Incident Number: 11616

Incident Type: Fire involving farm equipment

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:24

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 6 appliances + Water Carrier & Incident Support Unit

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Leics Fire Service have been in attendance at a major fire at Skeffington this evening
Call received just before 18:30 to a agricultural oil tank believed struck by lightning.
Initial crews from Uppingham & Eastern attended and quickly asked for assistance. Incident increased to 6 appliances with additional resources
mobilised from Oakham, Market Harborough & Wigston.
Crews in attendance confirmed agricultural building machinery & straw involved
6 breathing apparatus , 2 main jets 2 hose reels & CAFs jet in use
@ 22:45 incident has been scaled down with 2 appliances remaining in attendance damping down
No injuries have been reported at the incident

Updated Incident Information: Crews have left the scene. Re-inspection will be carried out this morning

Public Statement Issued:


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