Crews fight fire on industrial estate warehouse


Firefighters were called in to tackle a recent blaze that broke out in a warehouse near North West Leicestershire’s Coalville.

The fire took place within a large unit on the industrial estate based on Walker Road. A staff member present in the building when the fire occurred spotted smoke and contacted Leicestershire’s fire and rescue services at around 11am.

It is the responsibility of those operating industrial properties, including factories and warehouses, to complete a thorough risk assessment for fire safety. Following the assessment, it may be necessary to fit new equipment designed to provide an early warning when fires break out, such as detectors and alarms. Industrial enterprises booking a fire alarm installation in Chester, Leicestershire or any other area should use certified contractors to fit devices.

Three individual fire appliances, including one tactical response unit, were dispatched from nearby stations at Ashby and Coalville. Once on site, two crew members, fully equipped with breathing apparatus, entered the warehouse and extinguished the fire.

The Fire and Rescue Service report for the Leicestershire incident noted that the blaze was found within the main warehouse and that one main jet and a single hose reel jet were required to put out the fire.

Although the premises were filled with smoke and the owner of the warehouse was present, there were no recorded casualties. The extent of the damage on site has not yet been revealed and no information is available at present as to how the blaze began.

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