Time Incident Posted: 22:45

Incident Date: 06/01/2019

Incident Location: Belgrave Road, Leicester

Incident Number: 270

Incident Type: Fire Retail/Public Assemly

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:55

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 8 Fire Appliances, 1 Arial Ladder Platform, 1 Command Support Vehicle, 1 Incident Support Unit

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Numerous call to a Commercial Centre involved in fire.
On arrival, fire confirmed, crews currently in attending extinguishing the fire.

Updated Incident Information: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service now have 10 appliances in attendance, plus 5 special appliances dealing with this incident.
Please avoid the area due to severe traffic disruption.
Damping down is now taking place. 4 pumps and the Aerial Ladder Platform remain at the incident.

07/01 15:00
This incident has been scaled down to two pumping appliances and the Arial ladder platform. Fire investigations have been ongoing throughout the day with the support of the Fire Investigation Dog from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service. Fire crews and building control officers have been liaising with the owners of the property to determine the future of the property in terms of supporting the property or demolition. Firefighting continues from height using the Arial Ladder platform.
Following liaison between the Fire Service, demolition teams, building control and the owners of the property a demolition plan has been established and equipment requested. ALP crews continue to damp down any hot spots from height.
The incident has been scaled down again to a one pump and ALP relief.

19:00 incident has now been scaled down to 1 fire appliance. appliance in attendance is using a thermal Imaging camera to check for hot spots and damp down area using hose reels. Demolition team now in attendance and demolition of effected area will start taking place shortly.

00:00 - Demolition for this evening has now ceased. Leicestershire fire and rescue service now leaving scene with demolition company to monitor site. Fire crews will attend site throughout the night for re inspections.
Re-inspections through the night using thermal image cameras saw no hot spots at the incident , further liaison confirms that gas and electric supplies have been fully isolated.
Further liaison today is expected to check the safety of the building with building inspectors with the view to handing the incident over to demolition teams and reducing cordons in the area.

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