Following a variety of fires in the open overnight East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service would like your help in keeping an eye out for our beautiful countryside, as we experience this glorious weather.
Every year in the UK, 1,700 farm buildings and 66,000 acres of grassland are destroyed by fire. Just a few simple steps can keep our countryside and farms safe and we need your help!
Campers and ramblers
- 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
- Keep young children and ball games away from barbecues
- Extinguish cigarettes and other smoking materials properly
- Only use barbecues in suitable and safe areas and never leave them unattended
- Ensure that your barbecue is fully extinguished and cold before disposing of the contents
- Only camp and picnic in designated areas
- Obey safety signs
- Never throw cigarette ends out of car windows - they can ruin whole fields of crops
Crews were also sent to false alarms in Eastbourne, Hove and Brighton and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service would like the community’s help in reducing these call-outs. Find out what you can do to assist and help save lives.
Find out what crews have been up to overnight:
- At 18.38 yesterday (1 July) two appliances were sent to Hastings Country Park Fairlight Road Hastings due to reports of a fire in the open involving 200 square metres. Firfighters used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire.
- At 19.01 yesterday (1 July) a crew were sent to a bin fire in the open in Goldsmid Road Hove Brighton. One hose reel jet was used to tackle the accidental fire.
- At 19.05 yesterday (1 July) two Eastbourne appliances were sent to a property in Upperton Road, Eastbourne, due to an alarm being triggered by overheated food. Keep safe in the kitchen.
- At 21.22 yesterday (1 July) two appliances were sent to a road traffic collision in Wartling Road, Pevensey.
- At 22.23 yesterday (1 July) two appliances were sent to Furnace Lane, in Beckley, following reports of a small fire in the open involving one large agricultural machine and log piles. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to tackle the fire.
- At 1.59 this morning (2 July) two crews were sent to St Mary Magdalene Street, Brighton, following reports of an accidental fire on a balcony. A Home Safety Visit was carried out at the property.