Time Incident Posted: 23:00

Incident Date: 07/02/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: Coventry Road, Croft

Incident Number: 1830

Incident Type: Large vehicle fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 22:03

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 appliance from Hinckley Station and 1 appliance from Southern station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 23:15

Damage: Severe fire damage to tyre and wheels

Believed Cause: Accidental due to overheated brakes

Initial Information: Lorry trailer involved in fire.

Updated Incident Information: Fire contained to the braking system and axle rear of the trailer unit.
Trailer unit carrying 3000 litres of red diesel not affected by fire.

Police were requested to attend for traffic control.

Fire has now been extinguished and brakes have been cooled.
Arrangements are being made for the removal of the trailer.

Public Statement Issued:


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