Time Incident Posted: 20:30

Incident Date: 03/02/2022

Incident Location: Abbey Lane Leicester

Incident Number: 51551

Incident Type: Lorry Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 20:15

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Birstall & Eastern

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: 100% to cab

Believed Cause: Accidental - Electrical fault

Initial Information: Numerous calls to a vehicle fully involved in fire on Abbey Lane in Leicester.
1 transit flatbed involved in fire. 2 breathing apparatus 2 hose reel jets in use.
Driver of vehicle in attendance
Carriageway has been closed in both directions

Updated Incident Information: STOP@ 20:52
Fire extinguished , vehicle being made safe.
Attempting to stem diesel leak from vehicle

Public Statement Issued:


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