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Colwood Crescent, Eastbourne fire- Update

Date : 23 December 2019

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At 11:15am on Saturday 21st December, firefighters from Eastbourne attended a residential property on Colwood Crescent, Eastbourne following reports of a kitchen fire.  

Crews used two Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel Jet, a Thermal Imaging Camera and a 45mm jet to extinguish the fire.  Crews then used a Positive Pressure Ventilation fan to clear the property of smoke.

One resident was handed over in to the care of SECAMB after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters carried out a Fire Investigation and the cause is believed to have been accidental.  

Crew Manager Dan Burnett said, "Sadly as well as the damage to the house,the family's Christmas presents were destroyed in the fire"

Did you know more than half of accidental fires at home start in the kitchen?

Many kitchen fires happen when people are not paying attention or they leave things unattended.

Click here to find out how to keep safe while you are cooking and what to do if a fire starts in your kitchen.


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