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Overnight round-up 22 January

Date : 22 January 2019

Sandbags and flood

Know what to do if your home is flooded

Steps can be taken to make your home safe and prepare for flooding. We want you to Be Your Own Hero.

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service attended a variety of incidents overnight including chimney and cooking fires, as well as call-outs to flooding.


  • At 20.10 last night (21 January) two Brighton appliances were sent to Madeira Drive, in Brighton, where they tackled a fire on the top floor of a double decker bus. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to tackle the fire. A Positive Pressure Fan was also used to clear smoke. An investigation was carried out and the cause found to be accidental.
  •  At 18:36 yesterday (21 January) Hove firefighters were sent to Woodlane Drive, in Hove, where they tackled a chimney fire, using a chimney kit, as well as one hose reel jet. A Home Safety Visit was carried out at the scene.
  • At 18.53 yesterday (21 January) Roedean and Brighton crews were sent to a small kitchen fire in Firmley Close, Brighton, which was out on arrival. 

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.

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.

For more information on how to keep safe whilst you are cooking and what to do if a fire starts in your kitchen.


At 18.03 yesterday (21 January) Bexhill firefighters were sent to a property in Barnhorn Road, Bexhill, due to flooding caused by a leaking shower pump. Firefighters isolated the leak and advice given at the scene. 

  • At 00:35 this morning (22 January) Bexhill firefighters were called to Barnhorn Road, Bexhill, due to flooding of a kitchen. Firefighters isolated the leak.
  • At 2.27 this morning (22 January) Brighton firefighters were sent to Crowhurst Road, in Brighton, due to reports of flooding of electrics. The crew isolated both the leak and the electrical supply.

Are You Prepared?

When bad weather hits, it is often too late to prevent damage and so the best way to deal with potential floods is to be prepared. Floods can happen quickly so don't wait until it is too late to think about preparation.

Do you know....

How to turn off your electricity and gas supplies?

  • What is covered by your insurance?
  • Who you can call if you need assistance?

Further information

Staying alert and preparing for the worst can help keep you, your family and your property safe. For more information on flood safety and useful contacts see our website.


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