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Business Fire Safety advice offered after restaurant fire

Date : 24 September 2019


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East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are investigating the cause of a fire at a Brighton restaurant.

We were called at 05:25 on 24 September to reports of smoke at a commercial building in Kensington Gardens.

Crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and two main jets to put the fire out. The fire was contained to the first floor and roof space. 

As of 9am one fire engine remained at the scene.

No-one was in the premises at the time the fire started and there are no reports of injuries.

We will be in the area offering extra fire safety advice to local businesses.

Fire Safety checklist

The Service is calling on businesses to think about fire safety precautions within their own premises. 

•Is there a fire risk assessment for the premises? 

•Is there a proposed review date?

•Does anyone sleep on the premises?

•Is the maximum occupancy monitored and controlled?

•Has provision been made to evacuate persons identified as being especially at risk?

•Is there provision for warning in case of fire?

•Is the fire warning system tested and maintained?

•Is the firefighting equipment provided appropriate for the risk?

•Is firefighting equipment tested and maintained?

•Is escape lighting provided?

•Is the escape lighting system tested and maintained?

•Are all designated escape routes and doors usable, clear and unobstructed, and do they lead to a place of final safety?

•Are there suitable fire escape and direction signs?

•Are fire doors, walls, floors and ceilings in a good state of repair?

•Are there any wall coverings or décor which could spread fire easily?

•Are there any uses or activities of the premises which could significantly increase the risk?

More information can be found at www.esfrs.org/business 


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