Busy month for Uckfield crews

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Uckfield fire crews covered much of the county over the past two weeks. They were called on to provide cover in neighbouring towns which have few, if any, part time firefighters.

Earlier last month they helped Crowborough’s animal rescue team rescue a cow from a river. The next day they attended a woodland fire in Crowborough.

On July 19 Uckfield and Mayfield crews worked to free a woman from her crashed car in Hadlow Down. With the car on its side, crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the victim who suffered chest and neck injuries.

At another road crash on July 31 at Sheffield Park, one person was trapped in a vehicle in a two car collision. Firefighters from Uckfield and Crowborough worked to free the driver.

The bulk water carrier was in use at Plumpton on July 20 where hay bales were alight.

Just after midnight on July 26 crews from Uckfield and Barcombe answered an alarm call to Newick. They found the property was smokelogged and the occupier was rescued having been slumped from the effects of alcohol. They put out a kitchen fire and the householder was taken to hospital for a check-up.

One crew worked with East Grinstead firefighters on July 27 to deal with an electrical fire in Forest Row.

On July 28 the water carrier was called to a serious building fire in Hastings. An appliance from the town also went to Hastings with a relief crew. Crews also went to grass fires at Rocks Lake, Uckfield and at Buxted Football Club. They also attended alarms in Uckfield, Sheffield Park, Blackboys, Heathfield, East Hoathly and Crowborough.