Emergency crews attend electrical sub station fire

Fire crews are currently in attendance as a blaze continues to take hold of an electrical sub station in Leicester this afternoon.

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Substation fire - 8,000 gallons of oil up in smoke

Credit: Andrew Tyrrell.

A team of emergency fire and rescue crews are continuing to tackle a fire at an electrical substation in Leicester city centre this afternoon.

The fire service say that a multi agency briefing has now taken place and incident priorities have been identified.

Western Power, the firm who operate the site have now issued a safe to work permit and all power has been isolated.

It's thought 8,500 gallons of oil were involved in the fire. Road closures remain in place and police are continuing to assist with cordons and evacuations as necessary.

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