Vehicle smashed by falling trees in East Hoathly


A smoke-filled supermarket, an Isfield blaze and a car hit by falling trees - just three recent callouts for Uckfield firefighters.

On September 3 two crews were called to a smoke-filled Uckfield Tesco. Staff had evacuated the shop, electrical equipment was isolated and the store was ventilated before being handed over to a company electrician.

Two crews attended a traffic collision on the bypass near the Blackdown roundabout and helped remove an injured driver from a car.

Next day Uckfield and Crowborough teams dealt with a cooker fire at a local house. Home safety advice was given. In the evening a crew helped paramedics carry a seriously ill Buxted man from his home to an ambulance. On September 5 at 1.05pm a driver had a lucky escape when his vehicle left the road and slammed into trees in Park Lane between East Hoathly and Laughton. Although trees fell on the car he was only slightly injured.

Firefighters from Uckfield and Barcombe wore breathing apparatus to deal with a fire which had broken out in the electrical intake of a house in Isfield at 8am on September 11.

Two days later a burnt pan of food saw Uckfield and Lewes crews back in the village where Lifeline smoke detectors had raised the alarm. On the same day Uckfield crews attended another cooker fire at a flat in Framfield Road. At 7.30pm Uckfield’s bulk water carrier supported Battle and Hastings crews dealing with a Crowhurst barn fire. Uckfield firefighters have also provided standby cover in Crowborough and attended calls to alarms in Uckfield, Little Horsted, Ridgewood and Heathfield.