Uckfield firefighters called to Crowborough, Heathfield and Polegate

Uckfield firefighters have been called to fires in Crowborough and Heathfield and flooding in Polegate as well as incidents in Uckfield during January.fire_modern_engine

Watch manager Ian Ritchie gives details in this round-up:

Sunday, January 4: Uckfield crews were part of an eight-pump attendance to a severe house fire in Crowborough at 9.50pm. Firefighters worked through the night and the following day to extinguish the fire with additional water brought to the scene in Uckfield’s bulk water carrier.

Several teams of breathing apparatus wearers fought in vain to save the property but had to be withdrawn from the building as the roof and upper floors collapsed.

Tuesday, January 6: One crew from Uckfield dealt with a chimney fire at a property in Buxted at 4.55pm. They carried out a Home Safety Visit while they were there, fitting smoke alarms on all levels of the house.

Wednesday, January 7: Crews from Uckfield, Crowborough and Forest Row were called to a fire at a house in Blackham on the Kent/Sussex border. A small fire involving a flat roof was extinguished with a hosereel. The nearest fire station to the incident (Rusthall) was closed by Kent FRS a couple of years ago.

Thursday, January 8: Flooding in the Hailsham area resulted in a large number of calls and an Uckfield crew called to Polegate to deal with a flooding call caused by excessively high ground water levels.

Saturday, January 10: One crew attended a call to a fire in North Row in Uckfield. On arrival firefighters found a bonfire which was under control.

Monday, January 12: A kitchen fire at a house in Heathfield at 7.30am saw Uckfield firefighters wearing breathing apparatus as they worked with a crew from Heathfield. A dog was rescued from the property.

Wednesday, January 14: Another chimney fire was dealt with by one crew from Uckfield at 9.30pm at a Little Horsted farmhouse.

Advice on preventing chimney fires can be found at Chimney safety.

Uckfield firefighters have also provided cover in Crowborough and have attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield and Crowborough.

Do you know a hoarder? Storing vast amounts of property can increase the fire loading of a building. Tips to help friends or relatives stay safe can be found here: Help a hoarder

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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