Time Incident Posted:

Incident Date: 15/06/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Grassington Close, Leicester

Incident Number: 8585

Incident Type: Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 11:45

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 Appliance from Western, 1 from Birstall Station, 1 from Central Station, 1 from Eastern Station, 1 Aerial Ladder Platform from Central Station, 1 Command Support Vehicle from Wigston

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Believed Cause: believed accidental

Initial Information: Call received to Grassington Close to Roof on Fire of a 3 storey building. No persons trapped.
Initially mobilised 2 appliances. An assistance message was received to request the attendance of an Aerial Ladder Platform who were mobilised to this incident.
Informative message - Fire in residential flats consisting of 3 floors, Fire in roof space and possibly top flat. 4 Breathing Apparatus 2 Hose Reel Jets and Ladder being deployed.
A Further Assistance message was received to request the attendance of 2 further appliances for personnel.
Informative Message - 4 Breathing Apparatus Committed, Partial collapse of roof has taken place.

Updated Incident Information: Informative message - Fire has now been extinguished and the ceiling is being removed inside flats, All Breathing Apparatus has been withdrawn, All appliances are committed at the incident and awaiting the arrival of Fire Investigator, Police and council building inspector are in attendance and analytical risk assessment is being carried out.
Informative message - Damping down and Fire investigation in progress, one hose reel jet in use
A two pump and an ALP relief has been carried out at this job, this has also now been scaled down to two appliances and an ALP.
Informative message - Fire in the roof space has flared up, 2 Breathing Apparatus in use on the top floor under stage 1, ALP is being got to work, 2 hose reels in use.
Informative message - Fire has now been knocked down, Breathing Apparatus has now been withdrawn and ALP is being got to work to strip down and damp down further. Power has been isolated.
Informative message - Stripping off of roof using ALP in progress.
Request made for building inspector due to roof damage
Informative message - removal of dangerous and loose tiles using ALP is now complete, Removal of further tiles and roof timbers now taking place from inside flat using short extension ladder.

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