Two fires at Uckfield playing field during December

Uckfield firefighters were called to two fires at Hempstead playing field in the space of two days during December.fire_modern_engine

One was on Monday, December 5, and the other on Wednesday, December 7, during the evening, according to crew manager Steve Ramsay.

He said other calls during the month included:

Thursday, December 8: A traffic collision at Mill Lane, Crowborough which caused heavy delays on the road.

Monday, December 12: A complex chimney fire at Horney Common which challenged the crew for a few hours.

Tuesday, December 13: The duty crew were called to a boiler fire mid morning.

Wednesday, December 14: A road traffic collision in Heathfield.

Thursday, December 15: A collision at Piltdown where crews worked with Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Friday, December 16: Another collision, this time at Horam.

Monday, December 19: A late call to Rocks Road area of Uckfield where a significant fire destroyed two caravans and a car.

Thursday, December 22: A boiler fire in Nutley.

Tuesday, December 27: Chimney first in Newick and Buxted and an oven fire at The Drive, Uckfield.

Nearly 100 presents were delivered by Father Christmas in a fire engine on Christmas Eve.

Mr Ramsey said the crew started at 9am and finished at 5.30pm.

He added: “We made some people very happy along the way and raised £292.40 for the Firefighters’ Charity, for which we are extremely grateful.”

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. Please feel free to visit the station for advice and to request a home safety visit.

For free home safety advice ring 0800 177 7069 or visit Home Safety Visits

See also:

Uckfield shopping tips for January

Garden village plan offers little cheer for Uckfield’s young home seekers – Observer

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