Time Incident Posted: 02:20

Incident Date: 21/11/2018

Incident Location: Melton road Syston

Incident Number: 16973

Incident Type: Shop fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 01:54

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 fire appliance from Birstall fire station and 1 fire appliance from Aikman avenue fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: At 2 am this morning, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service were called to reports of smoke and flames issuing from the rear of the Mace newsagents shop on Melton road in Syston. Fire engines from Birstall and Aikman avenue stations were quickly on scene and have confirmed the fire is located in the roof space of the single storey newsagents. Fire Fighters are working hard to tackle the fire using protective Breathing apparatus and high pressure hoses.

The fire is now believed to be extinguished, removal of roof tiles is still ongoing to expose the affected area and check for any remaining hot spots.

Investigation into the cause of the fire will continue in daylight hours.

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