Time Incident Posted: 20:30

Incident Date: 15/08/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Factory on Forest Road Leicester

Incident Number: 12203

Incident Type: Factory Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 19:40

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 pumps from Eastern, 2 pumps from Central, 1 ALP from Birstall, 1 pump from Western, 1 pump from Coalville, 1 pump from Loughborough, CSV from Wigston and Welfare Unit from Kibworth

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause: Under Investigation

Initial Information: Building fire

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander requested assistance of 3 pumping appliances and Aerial Ladder Platform.
Building measuring 300m by 50m ranging of 3 floors involved in fire.
4 Breathing apparatus and 2 jets in use. Water boost required. Electricity and Gas companies required.
20:37 - Fire under control in one unit, Aerial ladder platform being used to check for fire spread and check sandwich panels.
Further assistance required of 2 pumping appliances for breathing apparatus teams.
Fire pockets in roof space, ventilation of offices in progress, 2 main jets, 1 hose reel in use and positive pressure ventilation fan in use.
ALP being used to remove external cladding and deal with pockets of fire in the roof.
Technical Rescue attended with chainsaws to remove aluminum sheeting and bobcat to assist removing steel work and fire debris from inside the factory.
Relief crews attending from Melton Mowbray and Hinckley.
Burnt sections of roof being removed and debris being removed from factory. 1 hose reel in use damping down.
Relief crews attended throughout the night.

09:01 - Further cutting away of roof area being carried out to assess possible fire spread in the roof void. One Aerial Ladder Platform is in use to access roof.
10:01 - Technical Rescue crews attending with Heavy Rescue Unit and reciprocating saws.
11:22 - Roof panelling is being cut away to provide a fire break and the Aerial Ladder Platform and one hose reel jet are still in use for damping down.
12:33 - Fire investigation is ongoing.
14:10 - Cutting away and damping down of roof cladding still in progress. Aerial ladder platform, small gear and one hose reel jet are still in use.

Relief crews attending throughout the day.

15:16 - Change over of crews is currently taking place. Damping down and cutting away is about to commence and the aerial ladder platform, small gear and one hose reel jet are still in use.
16:07 - Cutting away and damping down still in progress.
17:13 - Cutting away remains in progress from aerial ladder platform.

Stop- 17/08/17 - Following reinspection no signs of heat or smoke found.

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