Time Incident Posted: 06:25

Incident Date: 18/05/2021

Incident Location: Incident Location: London Road Leicester

Incident Number: 8045

Incident Type: Flat fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 05:57

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 fire engines from Central fire station and 1 fire engine from Eastern fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 12:00


Believed Cause: Under Investigation.

Initial Information: Call from occupier reporting smell of smoke in flat

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Fire Crews confirmed fire in basement flat and requested a further fire engines as it was suspected people may still be in the flat.
Police, Ambulance and Fire crews on scene. Building of 4 storeys and basement .
Fire in basement flat, 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel and 1 water jet being used to fight the fire.
All persons are accounted for and full evacuation of the flats had taken place.
*STOP Message from Crews* - 08:02 - Smoke now clear from property and residents allowed back into property. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

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