Time Incident Posted: 14:45

Incident Date: 12/04/2020

Incident Location: Incident Location: Watkin Road, Leicester

Incident Number: 6960

Incident Type: Flat Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:15

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 appliances from Central Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 19:00


Believed Cause: Believed accidental due to BBQ being left unattended.

Initial Information: Calls received to a fire involving the balcony of a flat possibly from a bar b q.

Updated Incident Information: Third floor balcony involved in fire. The occupier had managed to extinguish the fire prior to the arrival of the Fire Service.
Fire crews cut away the decking of the balcony to check for fire spread. No fire spread.

Approx. 3 square metres of decking destroyed by fire.

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