Latest news from Uckfield firestation

Uckfield firefighters have attended a number of incidents in the town and surrounding villages in the last fortnight.

Here is the latest report for from watch manager Ian Ritchie.ian-ritchie

Wednesday, April 15: Firefighters had to force an entry to the first floor of WH Smith in the High Street at 11.40pm after a call to flooding in the building.

They isolated the water supply but water damage on the ground floor meant the shop remained closed the following day.

Thursday, April 16: A small fire was dealt with at a house in Newick by crews from Uckfield and Barcombe at 1am.

Saturday, April 18: An Uckfield crew attended a call to a van fire in Maresfield at 8.40pm. On arrival they found the cause to be steam from a vent for an onboard boiler.

Monday, April 20: A garden bonfire spread to hedge at a property on Bird In Eye Hill at 3.30pm. One crew from Uckfield attended and extinguished the fire with a hosereel.

Tuesday, April 21: Uckfield’s Bulk Water Carrier was sent to Hastings at 3.15pm to support crews fighting a large gorse fire on the East Hill above the town.

At 4pm one crew was sent to deal with a fire in undergrowth in Fletching.

A van fire involving LPG cylinders at Little Horsted at 5.05pm saw an Uckfield crew supported by firefighters from Lewes. The fire spread to trees and undergrowth as firefighters wore breathing apparatus while using compressed air foam and water to extinguish the fire.

At 8.50pm one crew extinguished a fire involving timber and waste material at a farm in East Hoathly.

Wednesday, April 29: Uckfield and Heathfield crews attended a call to a fire at a property in Heathfield at 5.10pm. It was found to be excessive steam from a boiler.

At 5.40pm an Uckfield crew attended a collision between a car and a van at Cross In Hand. Nobody was trapped and firefighters made the scene safe.

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Buxted, Crowborough 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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