Time Incident Posted: 23:00

Incident Date: 03/01/2024

Incident Location: Incident Location: Botley Walk, Leicester

Incident Number: 50479

Incident Type: Property fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 20:39

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire engines from, Eastern and Central fire station.

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 23:00

Damage: Severe fire to the bin compound, severe smoke to communal areas of the flats

Believed Cause: Accidental

Initial Information: Call from neighbour reporting smoke issuing from property on the street.
Fire in ground floor bin compound, initial thoughts were that there were persons inside the property and a further fire engine was requested. Fire crews using 2 water hosereels and 4 breathing apparatus wearers extinguished the fire.
Flats searched and no persons were found.
Utilities to flats isolated.
Council representative attended to assist.

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