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Update on Newhaven Incident

Date : 30 January 2019


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene of an incident in Newhaven.

Crews from from Newhaven, Roedean, Preston Circus, Eastbourne, alongside the Incident Command Unit and Technical Rescue Unit from Lewes, as well as the Decontamination Unit from Eastbourne were mobilised to the incident at 9.59 this morning (30 January). Four fire officers are also at the scene. 

An Incident Command Centre has been set up at the scene with crews assisting at the scene, after a business had to be evacuated, after a carbon monoxide alarm was triggered. 

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have been carrying out a search of the building to identify the source and have removed carbon monoxide from the building, using a Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan. 

We are working with other emergency services and agencies including South East Coast Ambulance Service, Sussex Police and Southern Gas Networks. 

Paramedics are at the scene looking after anyone affected, with two casualties being taken to hospital. 

A major incident has not been declared and Sussex Police have a diversion for traffic in place. The incident has been scaled down but our crews still remain on the scene, including the Technical Rescue Unit, the Incident Command Unit from Lewes, as well as Roedean and Newhaven crews. 

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