Time Incident Posted: 15:49 hrs

Incident Date: 05/03/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Abbey Meadows, Leicester, LE4 5DF

Incident Number: 3289

Incident Type: Fire Vehicle P2

Initial Emergency Call Received: 14:51 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One from Eastern and one from Central Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager from Eastern Fire Station

Time Incident Closed: n/a

Damage: Manitou Fork Lift 1.225 Excavator, Cat 336 Excavator & Volvo Dump Truck all have 100% damage to cab areas

Believed Cause: Believed deliberate ignition - Police aware and in attendance

Initial Information: Call received to fire seen in the distance and possible plant machinery in the area

Updated Incident Information: First message at 15:17 hrs: 4 heavy plant machinery vehicles involved in fire, all vehicle cabs are full involved in fire. This incident is located within Abbey Meadows site which is being demolished. 2 Breathing Apparatus working in the open and 2 hose reel jets in use. Portable pump and open water pump is being got to work. Awaiting arrival of Police.
message at 15:40 hrs: Portable pump is now being used from River adjacent to incident. All fires have now been extinguished and all breathing apparatus has now been withdrawn. 2 hose reel jets are in use for damping down. The owners of Demolition company are in attendance.
STOP at 1607 hrs: All fires have now been extinguished. Manitou Fork Lift 225 Excavator, Cat 336 Excavator and Volvo Dump Truck all have 100% damage to cab areas. All equipment has been mad up. Police Community ~Support Officer is in attendance. Level 1 Fire Investigation is being carried out.

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