Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Incidents of Interest

Brighton firefighters clear petrol from forecourt

Brighton firefighters were called upon after a van sprung a leak in its fuel pipe, resulting in nearly £65 worth of fuel to be lost on the BP Petrol Station forecourt.

One fire engine from Preston Circus was sent to the scene to help wash down the area. The petrol station, along Lewes Road, Brighton, was temporarily closed yesterday (13th August) at 7.33pm, while the clear-up got underway. It was re-opened after just ten minutes after the residual petrol had washed off into the forecourt interceptor drainers.

Car crashes into lamppost in Hastings

Bohemia Road firefighters were called to a road traffic collision in Hastings in the early hours of this morning (14th August).

Firefighters helped at the scene by making the area safe while paramedics tended to the casualties in the car, which had crashed into a lamppost, They cordoned off the area and ensured that the car’s electrics were made safe.

The incident which happened at 2.10am along Bexhill Road, St Leonards, drew a crowd of onlookers.

Two-vehicle collision in Eastbourne

A fire engine from Eastbourne was sent to Fairlight Road after reports of a road traffic collision involving two cars.

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service received the call at 5.36pm yesterday (13th August) and made the area safe.

Microwave fire in Brighton

Brighton firefighters were called out after reports of a microwave fire at the Housing Office.

Two crews were sent to the incident at 2.13pm yesterday (13th August) afternoon in Oxford Street.

The fire was out upon arrival but firefighters ensured that the fire was completely out and the area made safe.
Feline friends use up their nine lives

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service had to come to the rescue of three cats which got themselves into a bit of a pickle over the weekend.

The first incident took place on Saturday (11th August) in Tilgate Close, Craven Vale, Brighton, near Queensway, after a cat got trapped in a van’s engine. Roedean firefighters managed to free the moggy, who was then taken off to the vets where it was treated.

The next day, over in Hastings, crews got called out after a cat got stuck in a basement in Undercliff, St Leonards, at 5.43am in the morning. A portable ladder was used to reach the feline.

Just a few hours crews were called upon to rescue a cat trapped in a trampoline spring. The call came in to the Mobilising & Communications Centre on Sunday (12th August) at 8.09pm to rescue the poor furry friend. Hastings firefighters successfully freed the animal.

Child stuck up tree

A child looking for adventure had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck up a tree at Preston Park Rockery, in Brighton.

Preston Circus firefighters were called out at 5.31pm on Friday (10th August) and had to use a short extension ladder to carry out the rescue. The youngster was free to carry on playing within minutes.

Horse stuck in ditch in Robertsbridge

Crowborough firefighters were called upon after a horse found itself stuck in a water-logged ditch in Robertsbridge.

Specialist equipment was used to free the horse from the ditch in Station Road, on Friday (10th August) at 6.28pm and a vet was called to the scene.

Crews remained at the incident until 8.11pm.

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