Time Incident Posted: 11:09

Incident Date: 29/05/2021

Incident Location: Manor Road, Desford

Incident Number: 8589

Incident Type: Large Vehicle Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 10:20

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance Southern, 1 x appliance Hinckley, HMEP Unit from Coalville

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Initial call received to a Refuse Lorry emitting large amounts of smoke.
Upon arrival approximately 8 Tonnes of Hot Tar had split out of the transporter onto the highway stretching approximately 100M.

Updated Incident Information: Firefighters are currently attempting to block the drains up. Police and Fire Service in attendance.

11:30: Advice has been sought from specialist advice contact and substance is not know to be hazardous to crews. Currently awaiting a clear up team.

Public Statement Issued:


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