Mobile home, bedroom and shed fires dealt with by Uckfield firefighters

Fires in a mobile home, bedroom and shed have been dealt with by Uckfield firefighters in the past fortnight.fire_modern_engine

Here are details from watch manager Ian Ritchie:

Sunday, August 14: A fire in a mobile home at Piltdown was extinguished by Uckfield Firefighters at 3.10pm. UK Power Network were requested to isolate the power supply.

Monday, August 15: At 8.30pm Uckfield’s Bulk Water Carrier was mobilised to support crews at a large fire at a recycling facility at Hailsham. At 8.45pm a fire appliance was also sent to the incident where crews worked through the night to contain the fire.

Tuesday, August 16: Another Uckfield crew was sent to the Hailsham incident at 12.05pm to relieve firefighters at the scene.

Wednesday, August 17: Uckfield firefighters wore breathing apparatus to deal with a small bedroom fire and to ventilate a remote property in Chiddingly at 4.30pm. The fire was started by the increasingly common cause of the sun being reflected from a magnifying mirror igniting the curtains. ESFRS Black Museum and advice

Wednesday, August 24: An Uckfield crew provided cover in Crowborough at 8.40am while their animal rescue team attended an incident.

Two crews from Uckfield attended a fire in a caravan at Horam at 4pm. One of the occupants suffered burns and was treated by paramedics.

One crew covered Crowborough again at 5pm.

Sunday, August 28: At 6.45pm one crew was mobilised to a shed fire in the garden of an Uckfield property. On arrival they found a well-developed fire which was starting to spread to a neighbouring property. Additional crews were requested and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus restricted the damage to the exterior of the property.

Monday, August 29: Crews from Uckfield, Crowborough and Mayfield were mobilised to a road traffic collision on the A264 on the Sussex/Kent border at 9.30am. They were returned after they found that crews from Kent were already in attendance.

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended six calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Newick and Little Horsted.

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 on the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service website.

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