Firefighters tackle blaze at Nutley restaurant

Firefighters from Uckfield, Forest Row and Crowborough worked together to tackle a blaze at a Nutley restaurant on Tuesday.

Four of them wore breathing apparatus as they worked to put out the fire which started in the kitchen.They were called to La Casa at 10.10pm.fire_modern_engine

Uckfield watch manager Ian Ritchie gave details of the fire in his latest round-up from the town’s fire station.

Other incidents dealt with included a car fire in Uckfield High Street which caused traffic chaos at about 11am on Friday. Traffic was diverted through Luxfords car park as an Uckfield crew put it out.

Later that day, at 5pm, firefighters were called to a house in Newick after a fire alarm was activitated while the occupiers were cooking.

Uckfield firefighters returned to Newick with a crew from Barcombe at about 7pm on Saturday when there was a cooker fire.

Ian Ritchie writes:

Wednesday, April 2: One crew were sent to the Ringles Cross Public House at 11.30am to check a fire that had burned out after some exterior furnishings had been deliberately ignited.

Friday, April 4: Firefighters gained access to a car in Browns Lane at 1.45pm after a child became locked in.

Sunday, April 6: The RSPCA requested the service at 6.45pm to rescue a cat from a tree in Buxted (yes it does still happen!) after it had been stuck for three days. Firefighter used and electric saw and a bow saw to cut branches away before using a ladder to reach the cat.

Tuesday, April 8: More than 900 visitors flocked to the fire station for a hugely successful fun day organised by Wealden Children’s Services. Fun and games were to be had from activities that encouraged active play, healthy eating and safety. The town’s firefighters demonstrated their skills in rescuing people from smoky buildings and from a crashed car while Fireman Sam and Welephant carried out their own ‘daring’ rescue of a young lady from her smoke filled flat. More about the fun day and pictures can be seen here.

Thursday, April 10: Firefighters cleared up a petrol spillage that had leaked from a car in Keld Avenue at 1pm. All fire appliances carry an Environment Agency ‘Grab Pack’ containing equipment to absorb spills, plug leaks and prevents hazardous materials from entering the drainage system.

Uckfield crews have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Buxted and Fairwarp.

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 the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service website.

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