Friday, 27 September 2013

Operation scaled back after fire in Wadhurst

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has tackled a serious fire in Wadhurst.

Crews were called to Beech Hill at 17.55 on 27 September 2013, to a group of five homes in terrace houses.

On arrival they found the middle property alight. There was fire on the first and second floors and in the roof space.

The home has been badly damaged, with 70% of the roof, 50% of the second floor and 25% of the first floor affected by fire.

At the height of the incident, six appliances were sent to the scene, along with the aerial ladder platform, a water carrier and the command support team. Kent Fire and Rescue Service also supported the operation.

Six breathing apparatus were used along with one foam jet and one hose jet, two light portable pumps and thermal imaging equipment.

As of 21.30, the operation was being scaled back.

There are no reports of injuries.

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