Time Incident Posted: 21:46

Incident Date: 29/08/2017

Incident Location: Harby, Leicestershire

Incident Number: 13069

Incident Type: Fire Stack

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:20

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Two Appliances from Melton, One Appliance from Eastern, One Water Bowser from Loughborough

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Officer In Charge of First Attending Appliance

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: 900 bales destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: deliberate ignition

Initial Information: Call to a large quantity of bales involved in fire at Harby.
Three appliances and one water bowser mobilised.

Updated Incident Information: Two stacks fully involved in fire. Fire now spread to third stack containing 700 bales of wrapped silage.
A fire break has now been put in place to stop the spread to a 4th stack using farm vehicles. 2 main jets and 1 hose reel in use.
Stack is now being allowed to burn under control.

Public Statement Issued:


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