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Firefighters use breathing apparatus to tackle fire near Melton shop

Crews from three stations were mobilised to a fire near a Melton shop on Saturday night.

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue service were mobilised to the incident near One Stop in Grange Drive, Melton at 21:22 on Saturday evening following reports of a shop involved in fire.

The scene of the fire in Grange Drive, Melton, on Saturday night. Photo: Submitted.

A Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Spokeswoman said: "We received a call at 21:22 to a shop involved in fire with flats above. The first messaged stated that all persons were accounted for and there was a fire involving chipboards under the stairwell.

Two BA (Breathing Apparatus) were deployed and the fire was extinguished using four BA, one Hose Reel (HR) and one Thermal Image Camera (TIC). The damage was 100% to one chair and eight chipboards. Crews from Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Birstall Station were in attendance."

The incident was closed at 23:57.

The spokeswoman added: " The cause is believed to be discarded smoking material."

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