East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is reminding owners of camper vans and caravans to check their fire safety measures.
It’s after a camper van caught alight in Barcombe last night (24 April 2019).
We were called 22:05 to reports of a fire near the Anchor Inn on Anchor Lane.
Crews from Barcombe and Lewes attended the scene.
The fire was spreading from the camper to a wood store.
They used one main jet and two breathing apparatus.
There are no reports of injuries.
The cause was accidental.
Fire safety advice
- Make sure you have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms
- If you smell gas, turn off at the main valve or cylinder and seek advice from an expert - don't use naked flames
- Most furnishings are fire retardant, but be careful with cigarettes, matches and candles
- Be tidy: boxes, cases and anything flammable in passageways and doorways may prevent you escaping in an emergency
- Don't allow children to play or leave toys near a portable heater
- Leave plenty of space between caravans - at least 6 metres
- In the event of a fire, make sure everyone in the mobile home knows, and get out as quickly as possible, without stopping to investigate the fire - call 999, clearly stating the location of the fire.
For more advice: https://www.esfrs.org/your-safety/safer-homes/caravans/