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We need your help to combat arson- Overnight incident round-up 8th January 2020

Date : 08 January 2020


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Overnight, we attended eight separate incidents in Eastbourne which we believe to have been deliberately started:-

  • At 19:34, Eastbourne firefighters attended a bin fire on King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne.  Crews used one Hose Reel to extinguish the fire. 
  • At 23:45, Eastbourne firefighters attended a bin fire on Cavendish Place, Eastbourne.  Crews used one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. 
  • At 23:58, Eastbourne firefighters attended a bin fire on Tideswell Road, Eastbourne.  Crews used one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.           
  • At 00:03, Eastbourne firefighters attended a bin fire on Tideswell Road, Eastbourne.  Crews used one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. 
  • At 00:18, Eastbourne firefighters attended a bin fire on Mark Lane, Eastbourne.  Crews used one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.          
  • At 00:29, Eastbourne firefighters attended a bin fire on Station Street, Eastbourne.  Crews used Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.      
  • At 00:36, Eastbourne firefighters attended a bin fire on Ivy Terrace, Eastbourne.  Crews used one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.          
  • At 01:12, Eastbourne firefighters attended a skip fire on Grove Road, Eastbourne.  Crews used one main jet and one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.         

Arson endangers lives and divers valuable resources

Arson and deliberate fires are a serious problem for the Fire Service, the Police and the Ambulance Service. They endanger lives and divert valuable resources.

Arson is a criminal offence that can lead to loss of life and injury.  It can damage property and have a negative effect on the environment.  Arson often starts with a fascination for fire and progresses to lighting small fires but this can quickly escalate onto skips, cars, derelict properties and most disturbingly people's homes.

In 2019, we attended 742 fires which were deliberately started.  We are working in partnership with Sussex Police, Crimestoppers, local authorities and neighbourhood watch schemes to reduce this figure.

We are working hard to ensure that the county is a safe place to live, work and visit. 

Further information

If you have any information regarding the Eastbourne incidents, please contact Sussex Police on 101 or online.  You can also make an anonymous report using Crimestoppers

For practical advice on how you can play your part in combating arson, please visit: www.esfrs.org/arson

Other incidents

  • At 17:07, Newhaven firefighters attended a flooding in a residential building on Chesham Place, Brighton.  Crews isolated the leak and made the scene safe.            
  • At 17:07, firefighters from Roedean and Hove attended a youth hostel in the Old Steine, Brighton following reports of persons shut in a lift.  Crews released one person.     
  • At 17:34, Uckfield firefighters attended a chimney fire at a residential property on Mill Drove, Uckfield.  Crews used a Thermal Imaging Camera to source the fire and a chimney kit to extinguish the fire.  Crews then carried out a Home Safety Visit.       
  • At 17:52, Eastbourne firefighters attended a residential property on Tenterden Close, Eastbourne following reports of a fire in a living room.  Upon arrival, the fire had been extinguished.  Crews isolated power sources and administered first aid and CO2 to one resident who was suffering from smoke inhalation.  The casualty was handed over in to the care of SECAMB.             
  • At 05:15, firefighters from Pevensey and Herstmonceux attended a residential property on Wartling Hill, Wartling. A small fire had started in a wall behind a wood burner.  Crews used one Hose Reel and CO2 to extinguish the fire.   

 

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