Time Incident Posted: 03:10

Incident Date: 10/11/2016

Incident Location: Outside Jet Garage, on A47 Uppingham Road near junction of Main Street

Incident Number: 16702

Incident Type: Lorry Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 02:09

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Eastern Station, 1 x appliance from Billesdon Station, 1 x appliance from Central station, + specialist chemical appliance from Coalville station and Support pump

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Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls were made to reports of a lorry trailer involved in fire, explosions being heard.

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival lorry trailer was confirmed as being involved in fire - well alight. Lorry trailer was carrying an unknown amount and type of chemicals. A 3rd pump + specialist chemical appliances were further requested to attend. 2 x Compressed Air Foam System Jets and 2 Breathing Apparatus used. Trailer is on the roadway and is closed in both directions. Lorry tractor unit has been detached from trailer and is not involved in fire - lorry driver is in attendance. Environment Agency informed of incident.
03:48 - Informative Message - 1 lorry trailer still involved in fire, 2 main jets still in use, all breathing apparatus now withdrawn, specialist chemical appliances not required and have been released from incident.
04:10 - Informative Message - Lorry trailer still involved in fire, dragging out load and damping down using 2 main jets still taking place.
05:17 - Informative Message - Recovery of vehicle now taking place, it is estimated the road will remain closed for approximately the next 4 hours. Highways in attendance.

Further information regarding contents - amongst other things there were 2 x containers within lorry on fire containing a red liquid, although not believed hazardous the incident was treated in such a way as a precautionary measure.

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