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Keep Your Home Fire Safe in 2020

Date : 28 January 2020

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Be Your Own Hero and keep your home safe from fire by following just a few, simple checks on a regular basis.

Checking your smoke alarms and electrics, taking extra care in the kitchen, as well as planning an escape route, in the event of a house fire, are just a few things you can do. Click here to find out more. There are plenty of ways that you can reduce the risk of fire, or how to deal with a fire if you are unfortunate to have one, but these six simple steps will go a long way to making your home safer.

Fires can happen within the home for a variety of reasons as seen by last night’s callouts:

  • At 18.13 yesterday (27 January) three appliances were sent to a small fire in a cooker at a property in London Road, Bexhill. Everyone was accounted for and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire. Two residents were treated, after breathing in smoke from the fire. A Home Safety Visit was carried out at the property.
  • At 21.07 yesterday (27 January) a crew were sent to tackle a chimney fire at a property in Eley Drive, Rottingdean, Brighton.

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