Time Incident Posted: 13:30

Incident Date: 19/05/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: Rotherby Lane Frisby on the Wreake

Incident Number: 6740

Incident Type: Fire Thatched Roof

Initial Emergency Call Received: 12:23

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 appliances from Melton Mowbray, 1 appliance from Birstall, 1 appliance from Western, 1 appliance from Central, 1 appliance from Eastern, Water Carrier from Loughborough, ALP from Central, Command support unit from Shepshed, Incident Support Unit from Uppingham, Welfare Unit from Stapleford

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: 3 officers mobilised

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call received to reports of smoke coming from chimney and thatched roof

Updated Incident Information: 12:41 - This is a detached two storey premise. Smoke is issuing from the chimney - investigation in progress

13:26 - 1 thatched cottage comprising of 2 floors measuring approximately 30M x 10M. 2 sectors in operation. Crews are aggressively stripping the roof where affected. 2 fire breaks are being implemented. Three 9 meter ladders and one 13.5 meter lakon ladder in use. 1HR jet and working at height equipment are also in use. All persons are accounted for.

13:52 - Good progress being made by cutting away thatched roof. Inner and outer cordons established for safety reasons.

14:15 - Firefighter operations are momentarily paused so remaining roof can be checked using thermal imaging camera.

14:36 - Cutting away of affected thatch in progress

15:00 - Fire fighting operations have now ceased. Scaling down of resources is now in progress. 2 appliances and ALP will remain in attendance to complete salvage operations on remaining roof.

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