Concern about fire at West Park Nature Reserve, Uckfield

Incidents tackled by Uckfield firefighters in the past fortnight include a fire in undergrowth on the West Park Nature Reserve.fire_modern_engine

Police also attended following reports of youths in the area deliberately starting fires, according to watch manager Ian Ritchie.

Mr Ritchie said firefighters were called to the reserve at 9.10pm on Thursday, May 5.

Other calls since the beginning of May include:

Tuesday, May 3: An Uckfield crew provided cover Crowborough at 2.50pm while their crew dealt with an incident.

Thursday, May 5: Uckfield firefighters released a lady from a lift at 9.30am following a power cut at a block of flats in the town.

A crew from Uckfield visited Fletching School’s kit car team at 3pm to talk about electrical and battery safety in support of their car building project for this summer’s race day.

Saturday, May 7: Members of the Phab Club enjoyed a visit from the fire station at the Uckfield Youth Centre as part of their planned emergency day. Members were able to dress up as a firefighter, investigate the fire engine and squirt water from a hosereel.

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Phab club members visit Uckfield Fire Station. Picture courtesy Janine Williams.

Sunday, May 8: At 3.30pm an Uckfield crew extinguished a fire involving undergrowth, a hedgerow and a log pile at a Buxted property which had spread from a bonfire. ESFRS Bonfire Safety

Thursday, May 12: A call to a grass fire at an Uckfield School at 12.10pm was found to be controlled burning.

Friday, May 13: Crews form Uckfield and Burwash attended a road accident in Heathfield at 3.30pm. Nobody was trapped and the scene was made safe.

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield (4), Horam, Buxted, Halland,.

Home safety visits, designed to raise awareness of safety matters in the home, are always available across the local communities. These visits include the fitting of free smoke alarms where required and are undertaken by firefighters from your local fire station.

For free home safety advice ring 0800 177 7069 or visit Home Safety Visits

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