Time Incident Posted: 09:20

Incident Date: 04/11/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Waltham Lane Harby

Incident Number: 17001

Incident Type: Stack fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 07:45

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 fire engines from Melton Mowbray fire station and Water carrier from Loughborough fire station.

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 14|:30

Damage: Approx 250 bales of straw destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Accidental - Spontaneous combustion of organic material

Initial Information: Call from member of the public to a stack fire in a field

Updated Incident Information: Incident Commander confirmed a stack of straw bales involved in fire, farmer using Manatou to remove unburnt bales to make a fire break. Livestock in the field not effected by the fire.
Fire crews using 1 water hose reel to damp down flying embers.
Farmer cleared unburnt bales away from stack into nearby field and incident being left under the supervision of the farmer

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