Time Incident Posted: 19:30

Incident Date: 09/06/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Egginton Street, Leicester

Incident Number: 8298

Incident Type: House Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:34

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Two Fire Appliances from Eastern Station, one from Central and the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed: 01:20

Damage: 100% fire damage to room involved, 100% smoke damage to first floor of property

Believed Cause: cause believed to be accidental due to use of candles

Initial Information: The initial emergency call was received from a neighbour reporting the property involved in fire, occupants were leaving the property but they couldn't confirm if they were all out of the property, however, a further emergency call from the owner confirmed that everybody was accounted for.
This was a terraced domestic dwelling consisting of two floors measuring 4m x8m, the fire was located in a rear first floor bedroom.
Firefighters extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, one covering jet and one short extension ladder, they checked adjoining properties for hot spots and smoke travel.
The Red Cross volunteered Emergency Response vehicle was requested to attend to support the occupants of the property.

Updated Incident Information: STOP MESSAGE - 23:00 - all debris has now been removed from room involved, fire investigation has been completed. crews now making up equipment however a re-inspection of this incident will be required at 01:00hrs

01:20 - re-inspection of incident has been carried out, thermal imaging camera used and no hotspots detected. incident is now closed

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