Firefighters tackle Hailsham oven fire.


Firefighters were called to a house in Hailsham after an oven fire at around 4.42pm this afternoon (September 11).

Crews were called after a pan caught fire on the hob at the home in The Cedars, Hailsham.

No-one was injured but there was a small amount of fire and smoke damage caused by the incident.

Firefighters used one hose reel jet and a CO2 fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire.

This accidental kitchen fire follows on from a number of cooking-related incidents this week.

Crew Commander Kevin Clift, who attended a similar incident earlier in the week, would like to remind residents of the dangers surrounding cooking in the kitchen, he said, “It is important to keep both the cooker and grill pans free from fats and oils, which can easily catch fire.

“Also, there should be a working smoke alarm to alert the resident to any early signs of fire, as well as regularly testing them to ensure they are in good working order.

“If you ever become aware of a fire then always get out, stay out and call the fire service out.”

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