Time Incident Posted: 12:46

Incident Date: 28/05/2020

Incident Location: Mira Drive, Higham on the Hill

Incident Number: 8763

Incident Type: Fire Industrial

Initial Emergency Call Received: 11:25

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 Fire Engines from Nuneaton, 1 Fire Engine from Hinckley

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Light smoke logging to industrial unit

Believed Cause: Accidental due to fault in charging batteries

Initial Information: Call received to a single storey industrial premises. Lithium batteries that had been left on charge and was believed to have caught fire inside the building. All batteries involved in fire confirmed to be extinct. Batteries smothered in copious amounts of sand and left in situ in the building. On site staff using digger to remove batteries and sand from building.

Updated Incident Information: 2 Breathing Apparatus and 1 Hose Reel Jet used for investigation.

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