Firefighters drive across six fields to reach tractor fire

Uckfield and Lewes firefighters drove across six fields to reach a tractor fire near Ringmer on Saturday.fire_modern_engine

They were called at 10.45am.

This was one of the incidents attended by Uckfield firefighters during the past fortnight. Watch manager Ian Ritchie says it was a quiet fortnight despite more casualties on Wealden’s roads.

His report is here:

Thursday, June 18: A call to a ‘fire in the open’ near the by-pass at 5.45pm was found to be controlled burning.

Uckfield firefighters provided cover in Crowborough at 11am and again at 6.20pm while their crews dealt with incidents.

Tuesday, June 23: At 10am crews from Uckfield and Heathfield attended a road accident in Cross In Hand after a collision between two cars. The three occupants all escaped with minor injuries.

A smoke detector raised the alarm at a house in Uckfield at 1.20pm after a pan of food was left on a hob. The value of working smoke detectors was highlighted by the early warning given to the elderly resident who managed to remove the pan despite the kitchen being smoke-filled.

Wednesday, June 24: Uckfield firefighters wore breathing apparatus to extinguish a car fire with compressed air foam at 11.55pm on the A22 at East Hoathly.

Thursday, June 25: One person was freed from a broken down lift at a Buxted property at 9.35am.

Uckfield and Crowborough crews worked with paramedics to free the driver of a car at 3.40pm following a serious road traffic collision on the A26 at Herons Ghyll. The road was closed for several hours while Sussex Police undertook their investigation. More on this here: A26 closed after crash

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also provided cover in Lewes and Crowborough and attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, North Chailey, Crowborough, Buxted and Ringmer.

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

See also:

Uckfield shopping tips for July

Wealden MP welcomes Heathrow airport expansion recommendation

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