Time Incident Posted: 19:57

Incident Date: 01/10/2021

Incident Location: Abbey Street, Leicester

Incident Number: 14888

Incident Type: Fire High Rise

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:57

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Six appliances from the city, the Aerial Ladder Platform from Birstall and a Command Support Vehicle from Shepshed

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to flames seen from Burleys Way and appliances were mobilised to the area. Members of the public advised crews that alarms were sounding within a high rise building on Abbey Street and that smoke was seen on the fifth floor.

Fire within a flat on the fifth floor was located and extinguished and no persons were found within. Fire crews continued to check for further fire spread.

Updated Incident Information: 20:15 - Informative Message - All breathing apparatus withdrawn and all persons accounted for. Equipment is being made up.

Public Statement Issued:


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