Time Incident Posted: 15:15

Incident Date: 23/11/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: Merrylees Road, Thornton

Incident Number: 17415

Incident Type: RTC Make Safe

Initial Emergency Call Received: 14:04

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 pump and 1 specialist environmental protection appliance from Coalville Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Request from Police to assist in making safe a van that had crashed into a ditch, vehicle leaking diesel into watercourse.

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival assistance message received for Environmental Protection Unit.
14:36 Informative Message: RTC involving 1 van which is off the road on its side in a ditch. No persons trapped, vehicle is leaking quite a large amount of Diesel into a brook, approximately 1/2 a tank (50 Litres), crews currently trying to stem flow of Diesel into Brook. Police in attendance.
15:00 Informative Message: Crews now attempting to absorb Diesel from brook using equipment from Environmental Protection Unit which is now in attendance. Liaison taking place with Police who are still in attendance.
15:58 Informative Message: Diesel has now been contained using absorbent pads and booms, awaiting recovery of vehicle to be able to make it safe, once vehicle has been recovered we can clear and contain remaining diesel from under van.
16:33 Stop Message: Fire Service now making up equipment, absorbent pads have been left in situation or collection in daylight hours. Incident is being left with Police.

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