Time Incident Posted: 13:00

Incident Date: 16/02/2021

Incident Location: Incident Location: Duncan Road Leicester

Incident Number: 3908

Incident Type: Refuse lorry fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 12:08

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 fire engines from Central fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 13:05

Damage: Refuse damaged by fire, no damage to the lorry

Believed Cause: Accidental

Initial Information: Call received from driver of a refuse lorry on fire

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed 1 refuse lorry involved in fire, 1 hose reel and 2BA in use to inspect the vehicle.
Crew supported refuse lorry back to depot to allow lorry contents to be removed and inspected.
machinery used to spread tipped load and thermal camera used to inspect the refuse.
No further action by fire service and Incident left with site personnel.

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