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Date : 07 January 2019


East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were sent to a variety of overnight incidents. Protect yourself and your home by becoming Your Own Hero in 2019. Fires can happen for a variety of reasons but simple steps can help safeguard both yourself and your property.


  • At 17.10 yesterday (6 January) four appliances from Barcombe, Lewes, and Uckfield, as well as the Incident Command Support Unit from Bexhill, were sent to a property in Boast Lane, Barcombe, following reports of a roof fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using two hose reel jets. Following a fire investigation the cause was found to be accidental. The incident was closed at 23.45.
  • At 17.41 yesterday (6 January) Newhaven firefighters were sent to The Highway, in Peacehaven, after a rubbish fire was reported. The area was made safe.
  • At 19.36 yesterday (6 January) four appliances from Hastings and Bexhill, including the Aerial Ladder Platform, were sent to a property in Milward Road, Hastings, after a smell of burning was reported, which transpired to be excessive smoke from a neighbouring chimney. A Home Safety Visit was carried out.
  • At 20:01 yesterday (6 January) an appliance was sent to a fire in the open, which was out on arrival, in Nizells Avenue, Hove. No action required.
  • At 20.06 yesterday (6 January) an appliance was mobilised to a Christmas tree recycling yard in Malling Down, Lewes. Firefighters used one hose reel jet and 1-in-7 foam at the incident.
  • At 2.51 this morning (7 January) Brighton firefighters were sent to Gladstone Place, in Brighton, after an alarm was raised from the fumes from cooking.

Cooking safety advice

Did you know that 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.

Find out how to keep safe whilst you are cooking and what to do if a fire starts in your kitchen.

Chimney Safety

Residents can take precautions to prevent a chimney fire in the home including making sure your chimney is swept regularly and according to the type of fuel used. Find out more on how to keep safe, if you have a chimney, along with contact details for the National Association of Chimney Sweeps, to find a reputable chimney sweep near you.


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