At 02:08, firefighters from Battle, Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Hailsham and the Command Support Unit from Lewes attended a fire in the garden of a residential property on Windmill Hill, Herstmonceux. The fire emanated from a hedgerow at the rear of the property and had started to spread towards the house.
Crews used two Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reel Jets to extinguish the fire. The excellent and speedy response from crews ensured that there was minimal damage to the property.
A Fire Investigation took place this morning and the cause of the fire was deemed accidental.