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Firefighters leave the scene of two wildfires

Date : 26 February 2019

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are due to return to the scene of two wildfires tomorrow morning (27 Feb 2019) to carry out re-inspections.

The first fire began at 12.31 on 26 Feb 2019 at Nutley and the “stop” message received at 19.42, marking the end of the firefighting operation with crews leaving the area shortly afterwards. The fire has been deemed accidental.

The second began at Hartfield at 13.37 on 26 Feb 2019 and the “stop” message was received at 19.02. The scene has been left with the Forest Rangers.

The cause of this fire has not been confirmed at this time.

Members of the public are being asked to be extra careful while enjoying the outdoors.


  • Avoid using open fires in the countryside
  • Sunlight shining through glass can start large fires - take glass bottles/jars home or put them in a waste or recycling bin
  • Extinguish cigarettes and other smoking materials properly
  • Obey safety signs 



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