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Fire Investigation at Scene of Blackboys Fire

Date : 19 October 2020

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Crews have now left the scene of a fire in Blackboys where firefighters have been in attendance throughout the night.

At its height, eight appliances were on the scene of the fire on Lewes Road, Blackboys. The initial call came in at 23.03 last night (18 October) to attend the incident at a commercial property. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel, one main jet and 1 in 7 foam to extinguish the fire.

Crews sectorised the fire and it was under control by 3am. However, crews remained at the incident until 7.48am this morning, when the last fire engine left the scene. A fire investigation will take place this morning.

Important Message for Businesses

Businesses are reminded that despite the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) it is important for businesses to continue carrying out duties relating to fire safety in their premises. 

All businesses should, therefore, review their fire risk assessment and Emergency Procedures/Plans in light of the impact COVID-19 may be having on their staffing levels, operating times, business processes and evacuation arrangements. 

Further information on fire risk assessments can be found on our Safer Businesses website pages.

The National Fire chiefs Council's website has additional information and advice



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