Time Incident Posted: 16:20

Incident Date: 01/02/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Field off Welby Lane Welby

Incident Number: 1529

Incident Type: Tractor fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 15:19

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 pumps from Melton Mowbray Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 17:30

Damage: farm vehicle destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Accidental - Build up of dust and straw in engine compartment ignited

Initial Information: Call from farmer reporting a tractor on fire in a field

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed 1 Manitou farm vehicle involved in fire 1 hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus in use.
15:37hrs - Assistance required - 2nd pump required for CAFS (Compressed Air Foam system) to assist in extinguishing the fire.
15:56hrs - Vehicle fire extinguished using hose reels, CAFS not used.
STOP 16:24hrs - Fire extinguished, 1 hose reel in use to damp down.

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