Time Incident Posted: 13;50

Incident Date: 04/06/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Best Close South Wigston

Incident Number: 9515

Incident Type: House Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:29

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 pump from Wigston Fire Station, 1 pump from Southern and 1 pump from Central Fire Stations

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Severe fire damage to bedroom and roof. Severe smoke and heat to 1st floor. Water damage to ground floor.

Believed Cause: Accidental - Smoking materials

Initial Information: Several calls received to a house fire

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident commander confirmed fire on first floor in bedroom, 1 main water jet, 2 water hose reels and 4 breathing apparatus wearers extinguishing the fire.
Fire spread to roof space.
Ambulance requested as female occupier suffered slight smoke inhalation
Fire extinguished and salvage work from the loft space in progress.
Fire investigation taking place. Re inspection by fire crew later today

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