Time Incident Posted: 08:42 hrs

Incident Date: 14/11/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: New Bridge Road, Glen Parva, Leicester

Incident Number: 16905

Incident Type: Fire Agricultural P2

Initial Emergency Call Received: 06:34 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Two appliances from Wigston Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Acting Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 13:05 hrs

Damage: 100% fire damage to trailer first involved.

Believed Cause: Believed to be deliberate ignition

Initial Information: Wooden container (large shed size) involved in fire on the canal path.

Updated Incident Information: 06:52 hrs: Fire believed to be approx half a mile down the towpath, investigation in progress
07:03 hrs: 1 trailer involved in fire, approx half a mile down towpath, fire will be extinguished using light portable pump from open water using one firefighting jet.
07:09 hrs: After re-evaulation of tactical plan, attempts now being made to extinguish fire using scotty backpacks and bucket of water from canal
STOP at 07:34 hrs: Fire now extinguished using scotty backpacks and buckets of water. Damping down and cutting away in progress.
07:44 hrs: Fire extinguished, damping down and turning over, re-inspection required at 11:00 hrs by day watch

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