Time Incident Posted: 19:45

Incident Date: 11/08/2022

Incident Location: Incident Location: Saffron Lane, Leicester

Incident Number: 62261

Incident Type: Fire Domestic

Initial Emergency Call Received: 19:04

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 4 Fire Engines from across Leicester City, an Aerial Ladder Platform and Command Support Unit

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed: 06:45

Damage: Severe Fire Damage to 2 properties.

Believed Cause: Accidental

Initial Information: Multiple Calls received to fencing involved in fire and then this caught onto properties. Fire crews tackling fire.

Updated Incident Information: 22:00hrs - Following fire gas supply to property affected and leaking gas caused safety issue. A 50 meter cordon set up with around 50 properties affected and evacuated. A welfare centre for affected residents set up at local Leisure Centre. Cadent Gas Networks currently attempting to isolate gas to property. Once gas is isolated and gas levels return to a safe level residents will be allowed back into properties.

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