Time Incident Posted: 16:30

Incident Date: 22/11/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: LRI Car Park, Pelham Street, Leicester

Incident Number: 17373

Incident Type: LPG Gas Leak from Car

Initial Emergency Call Received: 16:05

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 x appliances from Central and 1 x appliance from Eastern

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 18:46


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Initial call from LRI Security reporting a car smoking on level 5 of the car park.

Updated Incident Information: 16:28 - Informative Message - 1 x car leaking Liquefied Petroleum Gas on 5th floor. Crews currently setting up cordon and covering jet. Evacuating car park and liaising with site staff. This is a red Ford Focus.
16:50 - Informative Message - 2 BA stood by with 1 hose reel jet. Further investigation of leak being carried out.
17:11 - Informative Message - Owners of vehicles on lower levels are being escorted by Fire Service to remove their vehicle. All appliances committed. Awaiting arrival of gas detector equipment.
18:28 - Informative Message - Explosive levels have been checked and are at zero. access gained to Vehicles LPG cylinder via rear window in an attempted to isolate gas. at this time crews have been unable to isolate. Crews liaising with area manager and HAZMAT officer regarding the vehicles safety system.
18:47 - Stop Message - Vehicle LPG system now made safe. Hospital staff being allowed back into the car park to retrieve vehicles. Incident being handed over to onsite security. Crews making up equipment.

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