Over 10 fire crews fight blaze overnight in commercial garage

Fire in Great Central Street

Leicestershire Fire and rescue are

fighting a large blaze on Great Central Street tonight.

10 fire crews from across the county are currently at the blaze which is the M.O.T. centre.

The fire service were called around 11.30pm to reports of a Commercial car garage involved in fire, building contains cars and tyres.

Adjacent buildings have been evacuated by Police.

No casualties involved.

One of the evacuated residents said “its so cold tonight and no one is helping us, I have ask the police for some water but they said they have not got any.”

We have contacted the police and Fire service to see what welfare is in place to look after the evacuated residents.

Leicestershire Police have released the following appeal this morning.

Detectives are appealing for information following a fire at business premises in Leicester.

Officers were called to Great Central Street, off Vaughan Way, at around 11.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 29 December).

The fire had spread to neighbouring properties, causing some damage. However those living nearby were evacuated and no-one was injured.

This morning, enquiries are continuing in partnership with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service to establish the cause of the fire. No arrests have been made.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish, from the force’s Complex Investigation Team (CIT), said: “The location of the building where the fire occurred is very close to Vaughan Way – a main route through the city.

“I’d like to speak to anyone who was in Great Central Street or the surrounding area last night and who saw anyone acting in a manner that seemed unusual or suspicious. This includes anyone driving through the area with a dashcam in their vehicle.

“Any information you have could help us.”

You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 20*685626.

Alternatively call 101.

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Daylight Picture of the Building

Picture by Eastern Fire Crews

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