Time Incident Posted: 12:25

Incident Date: 22/05/2020

Incident Location: Incident Location: Desford Road, Enderby

Incident Number: 8459

Incident Type: Fire in the Open P3

Initial Emergency Call Received: 11:44

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 4 Appliances and the Command Support Unit - Southern, Hinckley, Western, Eastern, Wigston Command Support Unit

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 20:42

Damage: Stored Rolled Plastic, quantity of wooden material including pallets, 2 x 2500 litre Propane bullets & contents completely destroyed by fire.

Believed Cause: Embers from brazier ignited stored materials close to Propane Bullets

Initial Information: Several calls received to a Large Fire in area off Desford Road in Enderby, large smoke plume and visible from carriageway of M69 and surrounding areas. Initial attendance of 2 Appliances was increased to 4 Appliances due to scale of incident. A large amount of wooden pallets involved in fire.

Updated Incident Information: Update: M69 closed due to being within cordon set up by Fire Service for Health and Safety of public. 2 Large Propane Cylinders involved in fire and Fire Service remain in attendance cooling down cylinders to prevent escalation. Cordon in place around incident with road closures and diversions in place.

Incident reduced to two Fire Appliance at 1600hrs from Central and Wigston and then to one Appliance at 1800hrs from Wigston.

Stop message received remaining hot spots have been extinguished, two Propane cylinders finished venting off, upper side of the building was reopened.

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