Time Incident Posted: 14:16

Incident Date: 05/08/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Berrycott Lane, Seagrave

Incident Number: 12539

Incident Type: Grain Dryer Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:46

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Birstall, 1 x appliance from Western, 1 x appliance from Southern fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: 1 ton of rapeseed grain destroyed

Believed Cause: residual grain / dust from previous usage

Initial Information: call received from property stating smoke issuing from agricultural grain dryer

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival
Incident confirmed as smoke issuing from grain dryer, 10 tonne of grain inside, 5 tonne already has been pumped out and efforts being made to continue to pump the rest of the grain out, short extension ladder in use and 1 hose reel jet laid out in case, signs of heat at rear of dryer, inspection of hatch to be conducted shortly.
14:44 - All grain removed from silo, fire extinguished and equipment isolated.

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