Time Incident Posted: 01:17

Incident Date: 18/11/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Cannock Street Leicester

Incident Number: 17799

Incident Type: Lorry Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 00:38

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 appliances from Eastern station and 1 ALP from Birstall

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 02:22


Believed Cause: Cause believed to be an electrical fault from the battery

Initial Information: Call received to a 7.5 tonne lorry involved in fire which was believed out but smoke still issuing. One appliance from Eastern station initially mobilised.

Updated Incident Information: 00:56 - On arrival crew passed an assistance message to make pumps 2 for personnel, request the attendance of an ALP and request the police for road closure due to smoke. 1 7.5 tonne lorry involved in fire

01:12 - 1 x 7.5 tonne van involved in fire. fire is located in haulage compartment which is fully loaded with metal chairs. 4 BA, 2 main jets and 2 HR jets in use

01:30 - 2 BA are working in the back of the van damping down and removing metal chairs. Initial 2 BA have been withdrawn. 2 main jets and 2 HR jets laid out

01:56 - STOP MESSAGE - Fire in rear of luton style van has been extinguished and all contents have been removed. BA has been withdrawn. 1 HR jet remains out for damping down.

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