Overheating cable causes Hailsham fire


Firefighters were called to a fire caused by an overheating power cable in Hailsham this morning (September 17).

The small fire in Halley Park had been put out by the homeowner before fire crews arrived on scene at around 8am.

The crew from Hailsham fire station had been sent out as a precaution after the homeowner called for advice in putting out the fire.

Firefighters carried out a home safety visit and confirmed the cause of the fire as an overheating power line.

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