This was one of the incidents reported by watch manager Ian Ritchie in a round-up of activity. Others include:
Tuesday, August 2: One Uckfield crew provided cover in Crowborough at 3.40pm while their crew dealt with an incident on Ashdown Forest.
Thursday, August 4: Uckfield and Crowborough crews worked together at 11.20am using hydraulic rescue equipment to cut a car driver free from her overturned car at Duddleswell.
Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses following an injury to a non-operational member of ESFRS staff who had stopped to assist at this incident before the arrival of the crews. See also: Appeal to trace 4×4 involved in Duddleswell collision.
Friday, August 5: A man tragically lost his life following an accident involving a car that he was working on in the town. Crews from Uckfield and Crowborough attended and used high pressure air bags to lift the vehicle and free the casualty before assisting the ambulance crews with first aid but sadly were unable to revive him. The service’s sincere condolences go to the victim’s family and friends.
At 5pm crews from Uckfield and Lewes worked together to free the passenger of a car following a collision near Halland.
Monday, August 8: A call to the Halland roundabout at 8.30am was left with Sussex Police who arranged for some sand to be delivered to absorb a spillage of a quantity of cooking oil from a lorry.
Thursday, August 11: Fire damage to a tree in Lake Wood was investigated at12.30pm and was believed to have been caused by a barbecue.
A small fire in the communal gardens of an Uckfield block of flats was extinguished at 4.30pm.
Friday, August 12: A call to a fire in the garden of an Uckfield property at 5.45pm was found to be a bonfire that was under control.
During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Newick, Maresfield, Sheffield Park, Halland 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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