Monday, 26 March 2012

Firefighters tackle gorse fire at Chelwood Gate

Firefighters were called out to tackle a gorse fire next to the Cricket Ground in Chelwood Gate over the weekend.

Seven appliances from Forest Row, Uckfield, Heathfield and Crowborough attended the scene, including three specialist Land Rover Pump Appliances.

The Land Rover is fitted with a water tank and pump, hoses and equipment to be able to cope with most small rural fires.

The Water Carrier, based at Uckfield, also attended the fire on Saturday (24th March) at 2.42pm and crews finally left the scene at 7.53pm. West Sussex crews also attended the fire which involved two hectares of forest alight. Hose reels and beaters were used to fight back the flames and get the situation under control.

Forest rangers were on the scene and provided advice to the crews tackling the fire. A re-inspection took place later in the evening and the incident was closed. The cause of the fire at this stage is unknown.

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