Time Incident Posted: 15:00

Incident Date: 12/02/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: A453 near the Donington Services Roundabout

Incident Number: 4070

Incident Type: Large vehicle fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 11:47

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 fire engine from Castle Donington and 1 fire engine from Long Eaton

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 12;50

Damage: Severe fire damage to lorry cab

Believed Cause: Accidental - Electrical fault

Initial Information: Several calls from drivers reporting a lorry fire on the roadway

Updated Incident Information: On arrival the lorry cab was well alight. Fire crews used 2 water hose reels to extinguish the flames and 2 breathing apparatus sets were worn by the fire fighters for comfort.
Fire extinguished at 12:41hrs and crew damped down the area using a hose reel.

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