Uckfield firefighters called to six road accidents in a fortnight

Uckfield firefighters have been called to six road accidents in the past fortnight at Wych Cross, Isfield, Whitesmith, Newick, Maresfield, and in London Road, Uckfield.fire_modern_engine

Watch manager Ian Ritchie gives details in this round-up of activity:

Wednesday, September 2: One crew from Uckfield was called to Wych Cross at 3.10pm following a collision between two cars. Firefighters made the vehicles and scene safe.

Sunday, September 6: An Uckfield crew provided cover in Haywards Heath at 11.20am while their crews dealt with an incident.

Monday, September 7: Uckfield firefighters wore breathing apparatus to deal with a kitchen fire at a house on Manor Park at 8.45am. They used an extinguisher and a hosereel and were supported by a crew from Crowborough.

A three car crash on the A26 at Isfield at 11.50am saw Uckfield and Lewes crews work together to free one person from a car and help paramedics to provide care for five casualties.

At 3.45am crews from Uckfield and Hailsham worked together to free a car occupant following a collision on the A22 near Whitesmith.

Tuesday, September 8: An elderly man was freed from his car at 1pm in Newick by Uckfield Firefighters after the vehicle crashed into the building trapping the driver.

At 3.05pm crews from Uckfield and Lewes attended reports of a barn fire in Laughton which was found to be a bonfire which was under control.

A Maresfield resident had to move out of her house following a flooding incident at 9.35pm. An Uckfield crew isolated the water supply but an overflowing tank in the loft had already caused severe damage to the first and ground floors of the building.

Wednesday, September 9: A bonfire was extinguished with a hosereel by Uckfield firefighters at 1.10pm after it spread to nearby waste materials in the garden of a house in the town. ESFRS Bonfire Safety Advice

At 1.40pm firefighters from Uckfield and Lewes wore breathing apparatus to search a building in North Chailey. A severe fire had taken hold of the remote holiday chalet when crews arrived. Compressed air foam and a hosereel were used to extinguish the fire and a thorough search confirmed that no people were involved. With a Crowborough also supporting the incident, Haywards Heath returned a favour by providing cover in the Uckfield area.

Friday, September 11: Crews from Uckfield and Crowborough attended another road accident at 12noon following a collision between two cars at Maresfield. All of the vehicle occupants, including a baby, escaped either unharmed or with only minor injuries.

Uckfield and Crowborough crew were again working together at 6.05pm when two cars collided on London Road in Uckfield. Once again there were only minor injuries sustained and the vehicles were made safe. Firefighters undertook traffic control duties while Sussex Police investigated the incident. ESFRS Summer Road Safety Advice

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have provided cover in Haywards Heath and attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Buxted, Newick, Chailey, Ridgewood and Heathfield.

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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