Time Incident Posted: 18:32 hrs

Incident Date: 28/06/2022

Incident Location: Incident Location: Balmoral Drive, Braunstone, Leicester

Incident Number: 59217

Incident Type: Fire Shed

Initial Emergency Call Received: 18:23 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One from Southern

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 19:25 hrs

Damage: 100% by fire to Shed & Contents

Believed Cause: Accidental spread from adjacent controlled burn in metal brazier

Initial Information: Call to shed fire with bikes inside - caller believed that they may have it under control but we still mobilised

Updated Incident Information: Crew advised that 1 shed well alight in rear garden, 2 Breathing Apparatus and 1 HoseReel in use, hazards involve heat and smoke

Public Statement Issued: Even though the occupiers correctly used a brazier - with the dry conditions and the strong winds it caused sparks to spread and destroy the shed
Take EXTRA care when considering having a bonfire if conditions are dry and windy.

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