Friday, 30 January 2015

Firefighters attend chimney fire in Flimwell

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to a chimney fire in Flimwell last night (29th January).

Firefighters used one hose reel jet, along with a 12-metre ladder and chimney kit, to tackle the fire at a property in Hawkhurst Road, at 9.47pm.

Following the incident a Home Safety Visit was carried out.

Follow these chimney fire prevention tips to keep safe:
  • Ensure your chimney is swept regularly
  • Chimneys should be swept according to the type of fuel used:
    • Smokeless fuels - at least once a year
    • Bitumous coal - at least twice a year
    • Wood - quarterly when in use
    • Oil once a year
    • Gas - once a year (Any work on gas appliances requires a Gas Safe registered installer/engineer)
  • Keep chimneys and flues clean and well maintained
  • Be careful when using open fires to keep warm. Make sure you always use a fire guard to protect against flying sparks from hot embers
  • Ensure the fire is extinguished before going to bed or leaving the house
  • Ensure good quality fuel is used
  • Never interrupt the air supply by blocking air vents or air bricks

For further information please visit our community safety pages.

In the event of a fire get out, stay out and call the fire service out.

Firefighters attend kitchen fire at a pizzeria in Lewes

A fire investigation is underway following an incident in the kitchen of The Hearth Pizzeria & Bakehouse this morning (30th January).

Firefighters were called to Lewes bus station at 7.40am, following reports of heavy smoke.

Two crews from Barcombe and Lewes have since been assisting with the fire investigation, after entering the building wearing breathing apparatus and extinguishing the kitchen fire with one hose reel.

As a result of the incident, there is fire damage to the kitchen and smoke damage in the restaurant.

The investigation is ongoing.

Fire investigation following incident at Lewes bus station

Firefighters were called to Lewes bus station this morning (30th January), following reports of heavy smoke.

Two crews from Barcombe and Lewes were mobilised at 7.40am to investigate and entered the building wearing breathing apparatus, with one hose reel.

The gas board were called and the electrics isolated, as well as a Fire Investigation officer being called to the scene to investigate, with crews assisting.

The investigation is ongoing.

Firefighters attend RTC in Hove

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service cut a casualty free from the wreckage of a vehicle, following a road traffic collision in the early hours of this morning (30th January).

Two crews were mobilised to Nevill Road, Hove, at 12.31am, with both Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service attending.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the casualty, who was then left in the care of paramedics.

Crews made the area safe for the public and left the scene at 1.50am.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Hastings crew attends van fires

East Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to Inglewood Gardens in St Leonards just after midnight this morning (28 January), following a report of two vans on fire.

A crew from Hastings was at the scene for just over 30 minutes and used breathing apparatus, foam and a hose-reel to put the fires out.

Police also attended.