Time Incident Posted: 14:12

Incident Date: 30/04/2021

Incident Location: Lewis Close, Leicester

Incident Number: 7307

Incident Type: Fire Domestic P1

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:40

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 appliance from Western Station, 2 x appliance from Eastern Station, 1 x appliance from Southern Station and 1 x Command Support Vehicle from Wigston Station, 1 x Emergency Response Vehicle

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to a house on fire with persons inside the property. Fire was believed to have started from outside the property but was starting to affect the ground floor. Upon approach fire crews confirmed a large plume of black smoke could be seen.

Updated Incident Information: External fire at the rear of the property had spread to the house and neighboring property. 6 Breathing Apparatus, 3 Hose Reel Jets and 2 Main Jets in use. All persons accounted for. Two occupants were rescued and led to safety prior to Fire Service arrival. Gas and electricity has been isolated to the property and a Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle was mobilised to assist residents.

14:35 Damping down and turning in progress and Fire investigation is now under way and a second property was also affected by fire.
17:10 An Aerial Ladder Platform was mobilised to assist with isolating the solar panels.

18:30 Aerial Ladder Platform is in use to isolate solar panels. Tier 2 Fire Investigation continues.

19:30 Aerial Ladder Platform now left the scene - solar panels made safe. 1 fire engine remains in attendance continuing operations.
Fire investigation now complete, cause believed electrical fault from charging of electrical mobility scooter. Severe fire, heat and smoke damage has been caused to a large proportion of the property of origin plus some damage to the soffits of neighbouring property.

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