Time Incident Posted: 09:53

Incident Date: 19/01/2021

Incident Location: Incident Location: Watkin Road Leicester

Incident Number: 2673

Incident Type: High Rise Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:07

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Appliances from Central, Eastern and Western stations and the Command Support Vehicle from Shepshed station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manger

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Internal staircase from ground floor to third floor severe by fire and light smoke damage to several flats

Believed Cause: Accidental due to fault with Tumble Dryer

Initial Information: Several calls received to a domestic building involved in fire.

Updated Incident Information: Fire Control gave fire survival guidance to callers over the phone that were unable to exit the building.

Public Statement Issued:


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