All three emergency services called to house fire in the northern part of the Harborough district

About 12 firefighters battled the blaze as police and ambulances also attended

Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:05 am

All three 999 services raced to the scene after fire broke out at a house in a Harborough village yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

The blaze started at the home in Station Road on the A47 in Thurnby, on the northern edge of the district, just before 4pm.

About 12 firefighters dashed to battle the blaze as police and ambulances also attended the incident near the local Co-op shop.

The fire started at the home in Station Road on the A47 in Thurnby, on the northern edge of the district, just before 4pm.
The fire started at the home in Station Road on the A47 in Thurnby, on the northern edge of the district, just before 4pm.

Fire crews used two breathing apparatus kits and one hose reel to tackle the flames on the first floor and roof space of the house.

The shocked occupants of the property had managed to get out by the time they turned up and nobody was injured in the drama.

Firefighters used a special giant fan to clear thick smoke and fumes after dousing the fire, said Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service today.

The blaze caused serious heat and smoke damage to the upstairs part of the house.

Two fire crews from Leicester’s Eastern Station backed up by a crew from the city’s Central Station and an officer were sent to fight the fire.

“We got the stop call at 17.36 yesterday afternoon,” said the fire service.

Police closed off Station Rd on the busy A47 to traffic amid the 999 incident.

Drivers were denied access to Station Lane or Scraptoft until the route is believed to have been reopened later yesterday.