Firefighters deal with 26 call outs to dangerous structures


It was a busy day yesterday (Monday) for Eastbourne firefighters as operators took more than 70 emergency call outs including 26 to dangerous structures following Storm Imogen.

Among the call outs local firefighters went to was the collapse of part of the Premier Inn in Trinity Trees when a whole section of a rear brick wall fell down.

Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-160902-105843001

Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-160902-105843001

Earlier in the day at 2.17pm, firefighters attended Upperton Lane following reports of loose boards at Elim Church.

Shortly after 3pm a leaning chimney was reported to East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and a crew was mobilised to the dangerous structure in Birch Road Industrial Estate, off Lottbridge Drove, to investigate and make the area safe.

Just after 4pm a TV aerial was reported as being dangerous to East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. Firefighters were sent to Hood Close, Langney Point.

At 4.06pm metal sheeting was reported to fire crews situated at Polegate Petrol Station, Hailsham Road. Firefighters attended and made the area safe.

Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-160902-105904001

Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-160902-105904001

At 4.30pm East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service attended an incident in the High Street, Pevensey, after reports of a wall collapsing.

Fire crews also attended a dangerous structure on Albert Parade at 5.51pm.

One appliance from Hailsham attended the scene. On arrival it was confirmed that one window had fallen from the second floor to the ground area. The area was cordoned off by the fire service for safety. Crews made the scene safe and left the area at 6.28pm.

At 7pm firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire on Denton Road.

The aerial appliance from Eastbourne was mobilised to the scene. Crews used a chimney kit to extinguish the fire. Firefighters left the scene at 7.49pm.

An ESFRS spokesperson said, “It was a busy day for ESFRS999 operators taking more than 70 emergency since 7am including 26 calls to dangerous structures following the storm.”

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