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WEST SUSSEX FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
The list below shows reported incidents for area [Midhurst and Petworth stations].
Included also are incidents either involving Rother Valley stations, close by, or of general interest and showing
the range of incidents WSF&RS become involved in. Not all 'call outs' are listed, only reported incidents.


INCIDENT SUMMARIES - from July 2006 to Dec.2008.
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FRIDAY 14th JULY 2006


Time 11:05-11:43
Location: NORTH STREET, MIDHURST, NEAR ANGEL HOTEL
Incident: Car Fire - 1HR, 2BA - oxygen therapy given to 1 male person by F&RS - WrL Midhurst

Time 14:40 - ongoing - SF&RS GROUND
Location: THURSLEY COMMON OFF A3 GODALMING SURREY
Incident: Fire - 60 hectares of mixed woodland and heather - assistance from WSF&RS - WrLx2 Midhurst, WrLx2 Petworth, WrL Billingshurst, WrL Storrington, WrL Arundel,WrL Bognor, WrL Partridge Green, WrL Findon, L4T Midhurst, L4T Petworth, L4T Selsey, L4T Chichester, L4T Horsham, L4T Bognor, L4T Crawley, L4T Haywards Heath, WrL East Wittering

SECAMB - Ambulance report
Heath fire in Thursley
Press Release: 14 July 2006
South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to assist at the heath fire in Thursley near Godalming at approximately 1300 on Friday 14 July. 4 ambulances were sent to scene and 2 officers. As the situation escalated a major incident support vehicle and a BASICS doctor were also dispatched to scene.
Two males have been taken from the scene to Royal Surrey hospital. One had abdominal pain and the second was suffering from smoke inhalation. Neither are thought to have life threatening injuries. An ambulance from the Sussex area of the new South East Coast Ambulance Service has moved into the Surrey area to support the Surrey vehicles.
This fire was clearly visible from Goodwood, Chichester. - - Photo of aftermath of fire

SATURDAY 15th JULY 2006


Time 17:37-18:41
Location: HOUSE NUTBOURNE LANE PULBOROUGH
Incident: Dangerous Structure - tractor into porch of house - tractor removed - porch made safe by F&RS - WrL Storrington

SUNDAY 16th JULY 2006


Time 22:59-00:22
Location: LONDON ROAD PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 car into trees - 2 males and 2 females released before arrival of F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Petworth

TUESDAY 18th JULY 2006


Time 22:11-22:41
Location: COTTAGE CHURCH LANE LODSWORTH
Incident: Oil Spillage- heating oil tank leaking - temporary repair made by F&RS - WrL Midhurst

THURSDAY 20th JULY 2006


Time 23:33-01:02
Location: On the downs BIGNOR HILL
Incident: Fire - Mitsubishi Shogan destroyed by fire - 1HR by F&RS - arson - WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth

FRIDAY 21st JULY 2006


Time 15:47-16:57
Location: Off A283 NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: Fire - 1 acre of grassland destroyed by fire - 2HRs , beaters and damping down by F&RS - WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth

MONDAY 24th JULY 2006


Time 15:37-17:06
Location: RIVER NEAR SOUTH GROUNDS FARM STOPHAM
Incident: Animal Rescue - 1 cow in river Rother - rescued by F&RS using animal rescue equipment and lines - WrL Storrington, L4T Storrington, RIB Storrington

THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST 2006


Time 17:58-18:29
Location: IPING CROSSROADS A272 Midhurst
Incident: RTC - 5 cars - no persons trapped - cars and scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Midhurst

MONDAY 7th AUGUST 2006


Time 13:07 - 13:30
Location: B2138 FITTLEWORTH
Incident: Car Fire - Vauxhall Astra Estate - small fire in engine compartment - out on arrival of F&RS - WrL Petworth

WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST 2006


Time 07:16 - 07:47
Location: COULTERSHAW BRIDGE A285 HEATH END
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned into canal- 1 adult female released before arrival of F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - road closed - incident left with police - WrL Petworth

THURSDAY 10th AUGUST 2006


Time 18:00-20:38
Location: BEPTON COMMON OFF SEVERALS ROAD BEPTON NEAR MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - 1/2 an acre of bushes, and deep seated peat involved in fire - 3HR, digging out and damping down by F&RS - WrLx2 Midhurst, L4T Midhurst, WrC Bordon (HF&RS)

TUESDAY 15th AUGUST 2006


Time 09:41-10:15
Location: ALITEX Ltd B2146 SOUTH HARTING
Incident: Fire - industrial building 50x30m - small fire in metal cutting room store - out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petersfield (HF&RS)

THURSDAY 24th AUGUST 2006


Time 14:41-14:54
Location: HOLLYCOMBE LANE, HOLLYCOMBE NR LIPHOOK
Incident: Report of lorry fire - false alarm caused by blown turbo - 2 Wrl Midhurst, Wrl Liphook (Hants FRS)

TUESDAY 29th AUGUST 2006


Time 19:24-20:00
Location: AMBERSHAM RD, SOUTH AMBERSHAM
Incident: RTC - 2 vehicles - no persons trapped - vehicles made safe - Wrl Midhurst

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST 2006


Time 23:29-23:42
Location: STATION RD, PETWORTH
Incident: Called to report of barn fire - malicious call - incident passed to Police
2 Wrl Petworth, 2 Wrl Midhurst, WRC Littlehampton

TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 23:20-23:51
Location: JUNE LANE MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - 3 further cars involved - no persons trapped - incident left with police - WrLx2 Midhurst

THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 19:46-20:41
Location: THE DRIVE, IFOLD
Incident: Spillage - small split in seam of 2500 litre plastic tank of heating oil - approx 150 litres of oil leaked from tank - leak stemmed by F&RS - WrL Petworth

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 14:01-14:38
Location: OFF WHITEWAYS ROUNDABOUT BURY HILL BURY
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road and down embankment - no persons trapped - incident left with police - WrL Arundel, WrL Petworth

THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 13:30-14:11
Location: O/S MALKINSONS FARM B2133 LOXWOOD
Incident: RTC - 4 wheel drive car into electricity pole - no persons trapped - scene made safe - WrL Petworth

SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 14:18-15:16
Location: FARM HOUSE THE: FORESTRY ROAD: PLAISTOW: NEAR BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Fire - small fire in ground floor annexe kitchen - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere (SF&RS)

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 21:53-22:17
Location: IRON HILL HOLLYCOMBE - NEAR HOLLYCOMBE STEAM COLLECTION
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 person taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Midhurst, WrL Liphook

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 12:04-13:18
Location: A272 ROGATE
Incident: RTC - 4 cars - no persons trapped - 1 male and 1 female adult taken to hospital by ambulance - cars and road made safe by F&RS - WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester, WrL Petersfield (HF&RS)

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 22:22-23:20
Location: NEAR WEALD AND DOWNLAND MUSEUM TOWN LANE SINGLETON
Incident: RTC - 3 cars - no persons trapped - 2 persons attended to at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being conveyed to hospital - 1 further person taken to hospital by car - vehicles and road made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2006


Time 06:36-07:22
Location: COTTAGE OFF A286 KINGSLEY GREEN
Incident: Flood - flood water threatening property - water level reduced by F&RS - WrL Midhurst

Time 09:31-10:24
Location: STEDHAM LANE STEDHAM
Incident: Flood - black VW Golf car in floodwater - 1 female assisted from car by F&RS - WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst



SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2006


Time 02:03-04:46
Location: BEPTON ROAD BEPTON NEAR MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car into trees - 1 male and 2 female persons taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 male person confirmed deceased at the scene - WrLx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester

report
Driver dies, four passengers injured
Sunday 2am.
An Easebourne man was killed when the Ford saloon he was driving crashed into a tree outside houses in Bepton Road, Midhurst.
Simon Day aged 37 died at the scene. Rescue crews from Midhurst and Chichester Fire Service cut him free from the wreckage.
Four other passengers, male and female, aged between 16 and 22, were taken to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.

If you have any information about this collision you can call Police
on 0845 60 70 999 or Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 quoting Operation Trolka.



MONDAY 9 OCTOBER 2006


Time 00:45-01:45
Location: B2146 SOUTH HARTING
Incident: Car Fire - 2HR, 2BA - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petersfield (HF&RS)

THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER 2006


Time 12:41-13:25
Location: A29 BURY NORTHBOUND
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 female adult and 3 male adults released before arrival of F&RS - female taken to hospital by ambulance - cars and road made safe by F&RS - WrL Arundel, WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 2006


Time: 23:40 - 01:08
Location: Kirdford Road, Wisborough Green
Incident: RTC persons trapped - one car off highway - one female extricated by F&RS, conveyed to hospital by ambulance, vehicle made safe - Police and SIMCAS doctor attended.
WRL Billingshurst, WRL Petworth, CT Horsham.

FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER 2006


Time 09:10-09:54
Location: A272 MIDHURST - NEAR JUNCTION WITH SEVERALS ROAD
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 adult female released using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester

MONDAY 30th OCTOBER 2006


Time 21:27-22:26
Location: R/O KEEPERS ARMS PH OFF A272 TROTTON NEAR MIDHURST
Incident: Car Fire - on common land - 1HR, 2BA by F&RS - WrL Midhurst

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 00:20-01:09
Location: NORTH STREET MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 3 cars - 1 male person extricated using heavy rescue equipment, 1 male and 1 female person taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester

MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 07:56-08:39
Location: OUTSIDE DROVERS HOUSE DROVERS ROAD SINGLETON
Incident: RTC - 4 cars - 1 female adult with suspected spinal injuries released by paramedics and doctor - total of 2 female casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - cars and road made safe by F&RS - incident left with the police - WrL Midhurst

THURSDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 09:03-11:09
Location: COTTAGE A285 (Graffham junction) DUNCTON NEAR PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - car into house - no persons trapped - area cordoned off & internal damage to premise stabilised by F&RS - car removed from property by F&RS - driver of car treated at scene by ambulance paramedics - building control inspection officer in attendance - WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester

THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 10:44-11:36
Location: O/S REFLECTIONS HAIRDRESSERS, LONDON ROAD, PULBOROUGH
Incident: RTC -car into a bollard - car came to rest at a 45 degree angle on embankment - car secured by F&RS using lines - 2 elderly ladies released from car by FFs - taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics - car winched to safety by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Storrington, WrL Petworth

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 21:18-21:35
Location: COWDRAY HOLIDAY COTTAGES, BENBOW POND, PETWORTH ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - single storey holiday complex with small fire in kitchen cooker - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - WrL Midhurst

SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 21:08-21:36
Location: A283, NORTHCHAPEL NEAR PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - car overturned - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - road made safe by F&RS - WrL Petworth

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 06:31-06:58
Location: HOLLIST ARMS PH, THE STREET, LODSWORTH
Incident: Fire - 80% of ground floor bar area severely damaged by fire and heat - remainder of ground floor damaged by smoke - TIC, 1HR and removal by F&RS - WrL Midhurst

Time 07:04-07:49
Location: A272 ROGATE
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - 1 male adult extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Petersfield (HF&RS), WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester



SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2006


Time 03:33-06:10
Location: O/S HOUSE WEST BURTON ROAD WEST BURTON
Incident: Fire - mechanical digger destroyed by fire and heat -2BA, 1HR by F&RS - WrL Arundel, WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington, L4T Petworth

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2006


Time 16:48-17:56
Location: O/S SEAFORD COLLEGE A285 DUNCTON
Incident: RTC - single decker 60 seater coach and 1 light van - 4 male casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Petworth

TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2006


Time 07:29-08:49
Location: O/S PETWORTH PARK, A283, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 van and 2 cars - male casualty released from van before arrival of F&RS - 1 male adult extricated from car by F&RS - both casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicles made safe - WrLx2 Petworth, HRT Chichester

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2006


Time 20:57-22:03
Location: GRANGE CENTRE, BEPTON ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - fire alarm activated - fire in ground floor toilets of community and sports complex - 2BA, PPV and removal - arson - WrLx2 Midhurst

SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER


Time 13:56-16:02
Location: MARKET SQUARE, PETWORTH
Incident: Spillage - large quantity of diesel fuel spilt on road - affected area coned off - sand laid over affected areas - incident left with WSCC Highways department - WrL Petworth

WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER 2006


Time 16:02-17:07
Location: ST MARYS CHURCH, A272, EASEBOURNE
Incident: Fire - fire in the vestry - 1HR, 2BA by F&RS
WrLx2 Midhurst

report 28/12/06
Church fire fails to halt services
Christmas services went ahead at St Mary's priory church, Easebourne, without a hitch, despite a fire on Wednesday last week which could have been catastrophic.
It started when heat from a halogen bulb in the choir vestry set alight a storage box which had accidently been moved close to it.
Although the fire was confined to the vestry, it is estimated to have cost thousands of pounds.
The vestry will have to be rewired and redecorated because of heat and smoke damage, the robes of around a dozen members of the 25-strong choir were burned, and all the church's Easter service books, which were stored in the vestry, were destroyed.
Observer28/12/06
Easebourne



WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER 2006


Time 15:00-16:23
Location: KIRDFORD
Incident: Barn Fire - single storey building - damaged by explosion from propane cylinder - cylinder removed before arrival of FRS - male with burns to arms - no fire damage, some structural damage - incident left with occupier and building control
WrL x 2 Petworth, Wrl Billingshurst, Wrl Midhurst, BASU Horsham, L4T Haywards Heath, BFC Burgess Hill


27/12/2006 - Time 19:05-19:59
Location: A283, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: RTC - 2 vehicles - no persons trapped - 3 males 2 females conveyed to hospital by ambulance - vehicles and highway made safe - incident left with Police
2 x WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester - see below

In the above incident a 47-year-old Northchapel man Mr. Alan Clifford died after his Ford Escort car collided with a London taxi on a bend just north of Northchapel.
The local man a father of two, died as a result of his injuries, the 5 occupants of the taxi being driven south received slight injuries.
Mr. Clifford was the co-founder and managing director of the Methvens bookstore chain.
PS Damian Merrifield, of the Road Policing Department in Chichester, is asking witnesses to contact him on 0845 60 70 999

Sussex Police News Service
Date: 27/12/2006 8:08 am
Title: Fatal crash, A283, Northchapel
Press Release:
At about 7pm on Wednesday, December 27, a Ford Escort Cabriolet being driven north on the A283 at Northchapel, collided with a London Taxi being driven south.
The driver of the Ford, a 47 year old local man died, the driver of the taxi and four other occupants received slight injuries.
PS Damian Merrifield, Road Policing Department, Chichester, is asking witnesses to contact him on 0845 60 70 999, quote Operation Elswick.



Northchapel index
Police index

FRIDAY 29 DECEMBER 2006


Time 12.06-13.06
Location: PETERSFIELD ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC involving 1 car and 1 Lorry, 1 Male and 1 Female extricated from vehicle by Fire Service and conveyed to hospital by ambulance. Scene made safe by Service.
2 x Wrl Midhurst HRT Chichester

SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER 2006


Time 12.55-15.31
Location: A285, DUNCTON HILL
Incident: RTC involving 1 car, 1 male person extricated - deceased
2 x Wrl Petworth, HRT Chichester
Fatal incident - all further enquiries to Sussex Police

WEDNESDAY 3rd JANUARY 2007


Time 08:01-08:43
Location: ROSEMARY PARK NURSING HOME, MARLEY LANE, KINGSLEY
Incident: Fire - in dining room involving plug to food trolley - 1 DP extinguisher by F&RS - inspection and making safe
WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere (SF&RS)

MONDAY 8th JANUARY 2007


Time 07:04-07:47
Location: B2133, LOXWOOD
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 adult male and 1 adult female taken to hospital by ambulance - cars and road made safe by F&RS - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth

MONDAY 22nd JANUARY 2007


Time 20:39-21:18
Location: RONALD CHAMBERS ANTIQUES, MARKET SQUARE, PETWORTH
Incident: Fire - 3 storey building consisting of shop with flats above - small fire in shop ground floor light fitting - 1HR and electric saw by F&RS - WrLx2 Petworth

TUESDAY 23rd JANUARY - 07


Time 02:26-03:06
Location: COWDRAY PARK GOLF CLUB, MIDHURST
Incident: Dumper truck severely damaged by fire - 1HR - accidental - Wrl Midhurst

THURSDAY 25th JANUARY - 07


Time 17:49-19:29
Location: A283 PRIOR TO FISHER STREET, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: RTC - 1 male casualty and 1 bulldog puppy trapped - both extricated from overturned transit van using heavy rescue equipment and tools by F&RS - male casualty taken to hospital by ambulance - dog taken to vet -WrL Petworth, WrL Haslemere (SFRS), HRT Chichester

SATURDAY 27th JANUARY - 07


Time 07:19-08:05
Location: A283 - 1 MILE NORTH OF PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 male adult trapped - extricated by F&RS using heavy rescue equipment - casualty taken to hospital by ambulance - road and cars made safe - WrLx2 Petworth, HRT Chichester

TUESDAY 30th JANUARY - 07


Time 08:59-09:52 Location: A283 - 1 MILE NORTH OF NORTHCHAPEL Incident: RTC - car and horsebox - 1 female adult released before arrival of F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicles and road made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Midhurst, Haslemere(SF&RS)

TUESDAY 13th FEBRUARY - 07


Time 11:18-14:28
Location: SUSSEX BEACH HOLIDAY VILLAGE, CLAPPERS LANE, EARNLEY NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - row of 8 terraced holiday bungalows - fire involving roof voids of 2 bungalows - smoke logging to remaining 6 bungalows - 6BA, 2HR - WrL East Wittering, WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Selsey, WrL Bognor, WrL Midhurst, WrL Shoreham, L4T Haywards Heath, BASU Shoreham, WRC Littlehampton

SUNDAY 18th FEBRUARY - 07


Time 16:49-17:29
Location: A272, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 adult female released by ambulance and F&RS using small tools - scene made safe by F&RS
WrLx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester

SUNDAY 4th MARCH - 07


Time 00:34-01:22
Location: NEWBRIDGE ROAD BILLINGSHURST
Incident: RTC - car and taxi - 1 adult male released by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - total of 2 males and 1 female taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth, HRT Horsham

TUESDAY 6th MARCH - 07


Time 07:04-08:24
Location: O/S LICKFOLD INN, LICKFOLD
Incident: Flooding - car with male driver stuck in approx 3 ft of flood water - road closed by police - man rescued from water by F&RS using boat and inflatable path - WrLx2 Midhurst, L4T Midhurst, RIB Storrington, L4T Storrington

Time 15:51-17:29
Location: GRADE 2 LISTED HOUSE, NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - house of 3 floors - fire in 1st floor and roof rooms - 30% of 1st floor damaged by fire - 10% of roof area damaged by fire - 4BA, 2HR, ALP - hot areas cut away - ventilation and salvage - 1 adult male with mild smoke inhalation - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor, WrL Midhurst, WrL Bosham, L4T Bognor, WrL East Wittering, BASU Shoreham, WrL Shoreham, ALP Worthing, WrL Selsey, Control Unit Haywards Heath, WrC Littlehampton



SATURDAY 10th MARCH - 07


Time 14:59-16:03
Location: RIVER LAVANT
Incident: Rescue of Persons - Land Rover 4x4 stuck in River Lavant - 2 male adults rescued from roof of car by F&RS using lifejackets and lines - WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester, RIB East Wittering

TUESDAY 13th MARCH - 07


Time 16:44-17:46
Location: A285, DUNCTON
Incident: RTC - Compass bus and car - 1 male adult extricated from car by F&RS using heavy rescue equipment and 1 further male adult released from car - 1 adult male extricated from bus by F&RS - walking wounded treated at the scene by F&RS and ambulance paramedics
As a result of this accident there were 11 casualties - 8 people were taken to hospital - 4 adults - 3 with serious injuries (including both drivers), and 1 minor injury.
There were three adults in the car - all went to hospital.
4 students on the bus transported to St. Richards hospital, 3 with minor injuries, plus 1 pregnant female for a check up (uninjured). All of the students were released from the hospital during the evening.
WrL Petworth, WrL Arundel, HRT Chichester, TRU Horley

Chichester road policing department is appealing for witnesses to this collision to contact PC Greg Harper on 0845 6070999


RTC involving car and coach - Duncton, West Sussex
Ambulance service Press release: 13 March 2007
Five ambulances plus Hotel 900, the joint ambulance/police helicopter, and a SIMCAS unit have today (Tuesday, 13 March 2007) attended an RTC in West Sussex involving a car and a coach.
 
police press release
 

SATURDAY 17th MARCH - 07


Time 16:07-17:41
Location: CATTERY - THE DRIVE, THURSFORD
Incident: Fire - range of wooden out buildings used as cattery - 20% damaged by fire - no animals involved - 1 gas cylinder removed from the scene and cooled using 1 covering jet - 2BA by F&RS - WrL Dunsfold, WrL Petworth, WrL Horsham

FRIDAY 23rd MARCH - 07


Time 21:50-22:35
Location: KINGSPIT LANE, PETWORTH
Incident: Car destroyed by fire - 2BA 2HR - arson - Wrl Petworth

SUNDAY 25th MARCH - 07


Time 20:22-21:32
Location: A286 HENLEY HILL, NR MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - car into tree - male casualty unconscious - extricated by FRS using hydraulic cutting equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - 2 Wrl Midhurst , HRT Chichester

Police Report
Title: Serious collision A286 Henley Hill
Press Officer: Patrick Rea
Telephone: 01273 404173

Press Release:
At about 8.20pm on Sunday, March 25 a Vauxhall car being driven north on the A286 at Henley Hill left the road and collided with a tree.
A 20 year old man from Midhurst sustained serious injuries and was taken to St Richards Hospital, Chichester.
PC Roly Watmore, Road Policing Department, Chichester, is asking witnesses to contact him on 0845 60 70 999, quote Operation Maypole.

Sunday 1st April - 07


Time 14:35-16:04
Location: A272, FOXHILL, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - car and motorbike - male motorcyclist taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 adult female and 1 adult male assisted from car by F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicles and road made safe - WrLx2 Petworth, HRT Chichester, HRT Worthing, WrL Billingshurst

Wednesday 4th April - 07


Time 13:22-13:44
Location: TREE NEAR MILLAND VILLAGE HALL, RAKE ROAD, MILLAND
Incident: Rescue - 13year old boy rescued from 30ft up tree by F&RS using ladders - WrL Liphook (HFRS), WrL Midhurst

Sunday 8th April - 07


Time 15:53-17:57
Location: KIRDFORD ROAD, KIRDFORD
Incident: RTC - 1 car - 1 female adult extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Petworth, WrL Billingshurst, HRT Horsham

Tuesday 17th April - 07


Time 14:53-15:40
Location: A285 JUNCTION WITH HASLINGBOURNE LANE PETWORTH
Incident: Spillage - 10 litres of hydraulic fluid on road - affected area cordoned off by F&RS - police in attendance for traffic control - road sanded by WSCC Highways agency - WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst

Thursday 19th April - 07


Time 14:15-16:22
Location: DURFOLD WOOD, PLAISTOW
Incident: Shed containing stored timber and garden machinery destroyed by fire - car damaged by fire and radiated heat - fire spread to 5M of hedgerow
2HR 1HYD - Wrl Petworth, Wrl Billingshurst, Wrl Haslemere (Surrey FRS)

Wednesday 25th April - 07


Time 16:50-17:14
Location: A286 EASEBOURNE - NEAR THE TEXACO GARAGE
Incident: RTC - 1 van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Midhurst

Sunday 29th April - 07


Time 13:48-14:07
Location: PETWORTH PARK, A272, PETWORTH
Incident: Fire - burger van partially damaged by fire - 2BA, 1DP extinguisher, 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Petworth

Wednesday 2 May - 07


Time 17:24-21:08
Location: LORDS PIECE COMMON COATES, NEAR PETWORTH
Incident: Woodland Fire - 1/2 hectare of undergrowth destroyed by fire - 5HRS and back packs by F&RS - water shuttle from BFC and fire appliances - WrLx2 Petworth, L4T Petworth, WrL Arundel, BFC Burgess Hill, WrL Storrington

Saturday 6 May - 07


Time 13:14-15:10
Location: COMMON LAND, COATES LANE, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: Fire - woodmans stack on fire on common land - 2 L4Ts used for assessment of area - 4HR and water shuttle by F&RS - water carrier used to dampen down surrounding area - several hot spots dampened down using HR - WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth, L4T Storrington, WrC Littlehampton

Tuesday 8 May - 07


Time 04:36-05:03
Location: MEAD WAY, MIDHURST
Incident: Car Fire - well alight on arrival of F&RS - 2BA, 2HR - arson - WrL Midhurst

Time 05:34-05:45
Location: SOUTH POND CAR PARK, GRANGE ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: Car Fire - 1HR - arson - WrL Midhurst

Thursday 10 May - 07

photo: WSFRS
Time 08:59-14:00
Location: O/S UPPARK HOUSE B2146 SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC - 1 rigid calor gas tanker and a small flat bed lorry - 2 persons released before arrival of F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - police traffic unit in attendance - vehicles made safe by F&RS - recovery of vehicles undertaken by contractor - calor gas engineer in attendance - foam equipment laid out as precautionary measure by F&RS - not used - WrLX2 Petersfield (HF&RS), WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester, OSU Bognor, WrL Bognor, WRC Littlehampton, BASU Chichester

see - Report by Midhurst & Petworth Observer



Tuesday 15 May - 07


Time 18:11-18:36
Location: HARTING HILL, SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Petersfield (HFRS), WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Monday 21 May - 07


Time 11:39-12:08
Location: POND OFF SURREY ROAD, LODSWORTH
Incident: RTC - 4 wheel drive car reversed into pond - approx 3 feet of water in pond - car made safe by F&RS using lines - female driver assisted from car - WrL Midhurst

Time 15:49-16:26
Location: A286, SINGLETON
Incident: RTC - van & car - 2 persons from van released before arrival of F&RS - male adult from car extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Chichester, WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Tuesday 22 May - 07


Time 11:50-12:13
Location: PAVILION OFF TENNYSON LANE, ROUNDHURST, NEAR MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - ride on lawnmower involved in fire - 2BA, 1HR - accidental - WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere(SF&RS)

Time 18:00-18:34
Location: A286, 1 MILE NORTH OF COCKING, NEAR MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road - 1 male adult released by F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Friday 25 May - 07


Time 15:59-17:42
Location: SUSSEX FARM FOODS A29 BURY GATE BURY
Incident: Fire - single storey farm shop 12mx6m - fire in external high voltage cable - 2% of roof affected - cable isolated by electricians - 1HR and TIC used by F&RS - accidental - WrL Petworth, WrL Arundel

Saturday 26 May - 07


Time 12:22-13:41
Location: BARNSFOLD FARM STATION ROAD LOXWOOD
Incident: Fire - single storey wooden workshop 25x5m - fire in woodworking extractor unit - 10% of outer wooden cladding involved in fire - 2HR, 1Co2 extinguisher, TIC and cutting away - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth

Saturday 9th June - 07


Time 08:12-09:43
Location: OPP ARNOLD GARAGE OFF MARLEY LANE CAMELSDALE
Incident: Fire - in underground electrical cable - area sealed off by F&RS - incident handed over to electricity rep - accidental
WrL Midhurst, WrL Godstone (SF&RS)

Wednesday 13th June - 07


Time 17:55 - 21:40
Location: UNITS 3-4 HYRACHEM Ltd, NATTS LANE, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Smoke Issuing - factory that manufactures chlorine tablets - waste disposal drum with chlorine tablets started smoking - surrounding factories had closed for the day - but 200m area around the site was evacuated by the police - between 30-50 houses affected - fire crews using 2BA and wearing nitrile gloves entered the building on the 1st floor and isolated power to shut down the production system - total of 4 drums of chlorine tablets were moved to the front of the building to cool and vent - incident handed back to occupier - WrL Horsham, WrLx2 Storrington, WrL Petworth, WrL Shoreham, BASU Shoreham, L4T Haywards Heath

Time 20:58-21:30
Location: BUDGENOR HILL, A286, EASEBOURNE
Incident: RTC - 1 car into trees - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Midhurst

Friday 22 June - 07


Time 10:45-11:10
Location: B2141, HARTING
Incident: RTC - 1 car - adult female released before arrival of F&RS - 1 male adult released by F&RS - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petersfield (HF&RS)

Sunday 24 June - 07


Time 17:36-18:18
Location: SCHOOL LANE, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: RTC - 3 cars - no persons trapped - 1 person taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Petworth

Friday 29 June - 07


Time 02:40-04:54
Location: BURY HILL, BURY
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - 1 male person severely trapped - oxygen therapy and 1st aid given - released by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Arundel, WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester

Wed 4 July - 07


Time 14:55-15:23
Location: HOUSE - HURST PARK, EASEBOURNE
Incident: Flooding - to 1st and ground floor of property caused by burst water pipe - roof area inspected by F&RS - water supply and electrics isolated - WrL Midhurst

Mon 9 July - 07


Time 09:09-09:45
Location: HOUSE - RONDLE WOOD, MILLAND
Incident: Fire - curtains alight in 1st floor bathroom - out on arrival of F&RS - 2BA and removal by FFs - accidental - smoke alarm fitted by F&RS - WrL Liphook, WrL Midhurst

Tues 10 July - 07


Time 20:17-20:46
Location: SEAFORD COLLEGE, A285, DUNCTON
Incident: Fire - shed used for storage of straw - 1 bale of straw affected by fire - out on arrival of F&RS - removal of bale and inspection of area only - accidental - WrLx2 Petworth

Wed 11 July - 07


Time 18:20-18:51
Location: WATERSFIELD PARK, SANDY LANE, COLDWALTHAM
Incident: Animal Rescue - cavalier spaniel rescued from rabbit hole by F&RS using small tools, shovel and spade - WrL Petworth

Wed 18 July - 07


Time 12:45-13:35
Location: HOLLIST LANE, EASEBOURNE, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 adult female trapped - extricated by F&RS using hydraulic cutting equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester, WrL Liphook (HFRS)

Friday 20th July - 07


Over 300 flooding calls received by the West Sussex Fire Service Command and Control Centre

Thurs 26 July - 07


Time 14:32-15:25
Location: O/S DUNCTON QUARRY, A285, DUNCTON HILL
Incident: RTC - car and HGV - 1 male adult extricated from car by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - ambulance paramedics in attendance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester, WrL Midhurst


Time 04:45-05:19
Location: B2146 WEST MARDEN
Incident: RTC- mini bus into tree - occupants of vehicle absconded- vehicle on fire - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - police in attendance as road blocked - arson - WrL Horndean (HF&RS), WrL Petersfield (HF&RS), WrL Chichester

Friday 27 July - 07


Time 16:40-17:09
Location: SKIFF LANE, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 2 adult females and 1 male child released before arrival of F&RS - ambulance paramedics in attendance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Billingshurst

Sunday 05 Aug - 07


Time 05:36-07:33
Location: OFF B2139 Nr. Billingshurst
Incident: Rescue - male adult with leg injuries after falling some 20 feet down a steep chalk pit ledge
see Press Statement & photos - WrL Arundel, WrL Chichester

Time 08:36-09:15
Location: A29 JUNCTION B2138, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: RTC - agricultural vehicle and motorcycle - 1 male and 1 female adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Petworth

Time 21:07-22:59
Location: A272 HALF WAY BRIDGE INN, HALF WAY BRIDGE, LODSWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 car into electricity pole - car overturned - male driver severely trapped - SIMCAS Dr in attendance - casualty stabilized by SIMCAS Dr before extrication began - extrication by F&RS using heavy rescue equipment, Snake eye camera and HRT - casualty stabilized in ambulance before being conveyed to hospital by helicopter ambulance
WrLx2 Petworth, WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 0845 6070999, quoting Operation Gatten.
[would the gentleman who spoke to the 'Gravelroots team member' at this incident, regarding A272 safety campaign please email]

Thursday 09 Aug - 07


Time 10:04-10:35
Location: A27 WESTBOUND CHICHESTER TO HAVANT SECTION
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road into central reservation - no persons trapped - 2 female adults taken to hospital by ambulance - two dogs travelling in car were unhurt although 1 startled by traffic noise escaped 1 mile up road - dog retrieved by F&RS unhurt
WrL Chichester, WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Sunday 12 Aug - 07


Time 08:04-08:29
Location: C124 RACECOURSE ROAD, GOODWOOD NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: Fatal RTC - a Suzuki GSXR motor cycle being ridden on the C124 Racecourse road at Goodwood left the road and collided with wooden fencing. The rider a 36 year old man from Pulborough, was taken to St Richards Hospital Chichester with injuries from which he later died - WrL Chichester
PS Neil Walker, Road Policing Unit Chichester, is asking witnesses to contact him on 0845 60 70 999 - quote Operation Exton.

Monday 13 Aug - 07


Time 01:21-04:41
Location: COTTAGE, GLASSHOUSE LANE, KIRDFORD
Incident: Fire - detached single storey domestic garage 8x8m 100% damaged by fire - 1 car 50% damaged by fire - 2 further cars 20% damaged by heat - adjacent property used as annex and garage 5% damaged by heat - 1 electricity pole involved in fire - electricity supply isolated by EDF energy company - hot spots dampened down by F&RS - 3HR by F&RS - incident under investigation by police SOCO and FIO - WrLx2 Petworth, WrL Billingshurst, WrL Midhurst, L4T Bognor, L4T Petworth

Time 13:22-14:09
Location: DROKE LANE, EAST DEAN, NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - hay baler well alight near field of maize - 2HR and damping down by F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester, L4T Chichester, WrL Midhurst

Time 15:29-16:34
Location: FIELD OFF FISHER STREET, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: Fire - combine harvester on fire in field of oats being harvested - combine harvester 80% damaged by fire - 4BA, 3HR by F&RS - accidental - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere (SF&RS), L4T Petworth

Friday 17 Aug - 07


Time 21:43 - 22:22
Location: MILL LANE, HEYSHOTT
Incident: Car - severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HR - arson - WrL Midhurst
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Sunday 19 Aug - 07


Time 22:35 - 23:38
Location: TENNYSONS LANE, BLACKDOWN, HASLEMERE
Incident: Fire - 2 storey domestic building - 20x10m - fire in ground floor kitchen involving main electrical intake - 2 dry powder extinguishers, 4 BA, PPV - Accidental - WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere (SFRS)

Monday 27 Aug - 07


Time 05:10 - 06:51
Location: Moor Farm, Ambersham, COWDRAY PARK, MIDHURST
Incident: Fire: - Single storey brick building 60x20m used as stables, offices and storage - 100% of centre of stable and wood store severely damaged by fire - 40% of roof damaged by fire - 4BA, 2 Jets, 2HR
WrL Midhurst x2, WrL Petworth x2, WrL Haslemere (Surrey FRS), L4T Bognor
 
More than 30 dairy cows were saved from this fire which broke out early on Monday at Moor Farm, Ambersham
Midhurst & Petworth Observer

Thursday 30 Aug - 07


Time 21:57 - 22:41
Location: A272, TROTTON
Incident: RTC - 1 car and 4x4 vehicle - no persons trapped - WSFRS assisted with removal of 2 persons from 4x4 - taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL x2 Midhurst

Monday 10 Sep - 07


Time 18:19-20:02
Location: FARM HOUSE, SHIMMINGS VALLEY, PETWORTH
Incident: Fire - small fire involving 1st floor bathroom windowsill of house -2HR, TIC & ladder by F&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Petworth, FIO

Tuesday 11 Sep - 07


Time 09:38 - 10:05
Location: COTTAGE, MILL LANE, COCKING
Incident: Fire - in oil fired domestic boiler - out on arrival of F&RS - oil and electrics isolated - 2BA - accidental
WrL Midhurst, WrLx2 Chichester

Wednesday 12 Sep - 07


Time 03:58-05:32
Location: JOBSONS LANE, NORTH OF LURGASHALL
Incident: RTC - car into tree - 1 female adult extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Petworth, WrL Haslemere, (SFRS), HRT Chichester

Friday 14 Sep - 07


Time 23:52-01:06
Location: PLASTOW ROAD, KIRDFORD
Incident: RTC - 1 car into ditch - 1 man released before arrival of F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS using booms to contain the large amount of engine and fuel oil which had entered the watercourse. Following the removal of the car the Environment Agency attended the scene to remove the oil from the watercourse using absorbent material as well as the remaining fragments of car parts.
Environment Agency Officer Robert Cornell said: "We are grateful to the WSF&RS for the work they did to contain the oil. With our joint effort we were able to prevent a more serious impact on the environment."
WrLx2 Petworth, HRT Horsham

Saturday 15 Sep - 07


Time 20:24-21:47
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE, SILVER LANE, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Explosion - and fire involving 1 gas BBQ and 7kg gas propane cylinder - explosion of cylinder before arrival of F&RS - cylinder located in neighbours garden - 6 windows broken - salvage undertaken by F&RS - no neighbouring properties damaged
WrL Petworth, WrL Billingshurst. WrL Horsham

Monday 17 Sep - 07


Time 07:39-08:47
Location: HAVEN ROAD, FIVE OAKS
Incident: RTC - car into a tree - 1 male adult extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by helicopter
WrL Horsham, WrL Petworth, HRT Crawley, WrL Billingshurst
 
Time 21:58-22:25
Location: CHAPEL CLOSE, WATERSFIELD
Incident: RTC - van into a wall - 1 male adult trapped - released by F&RS using small tools - taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrLx2 Petworth

Monday 01 Oct - 07


Time 18:42-19:28
Location: LICKFOLD ROAD, FERNHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned on road - male adult extricated by F&RS using airbag and heavy rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Haslemere(SFRS), WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Tuesday 02 Oct - 07


Time 00:30 - 01:17
Location: DURBANS CORNER B2133 LOXWOOD
Incident: RTC - 1 car on fire in woods - 1 male adult released from car before arrival of F&RS - taken to hospital by ambulance - car fire extinguished by F&RS using 2HR
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth, HRT Horsham

Sunday 07 Oct - 07


Time 15:40-16:37
Location: 1 MILE NORTH OF WHITEWAYS ROUNDABOUT, BURY HILL
Incident: RTC - car and motorbike - motorbike severely damaged by fire - 1HR by F&RS - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Arundel, L4T Bognor

Tuesday 9 Oct - 07


Time 11:21-11:46
Location: GUILLARDS OAK, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 female adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Midhurst

Friday 19 Oct - 07


Time 10:41-11:28
Location: A283 NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: RTC - 2 vans & 1 car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - 1 male adult taken to hospital by Surrey ambulance - police in attendance for traffic control - WrL Petworth

Saturday 20 Oct - 07


Time 01:24 - 01:43
Location: A264, NORTHBOUND SLINFOLD
Incident: Fire - 1 speed camera 10% damaged by fire - 1HR by F&RS - arson - WrL Billingshurst
 
Time 16:56-17:20
Location: HOLLYCOMBE LANE, HOLLYCOMBE, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Midhurst

Tuesday 30 Oct - 07


Time 13:27 - 14:11
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE, RANVILLE CLOSE, PETWORTH
Incident: Fire - in ground floor kitchen - 25% damaged by fire - 100% of rest of property damaged by heat and smoke - 2BA, 1HR, PPV fan - accidental - WrL Petworth

Wednesday 31 Oct - 07


Time 05:31-05:42
Location: ST RICHARDS HOSPITAL, SPITALFIELD LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: Assistance - 2 male adults handcuffed together following stag night - released by F&RS using small tools - WrL Chichester

Tuesday 13 Nov - 07


Time 06:39-07:20
Location: A272, WEST OF WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC - 1 car into tree - 1 adult male released by F&RS using heavy rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth, HRT Horsham

Saturday 19 Nov - 07


Time 19:17-19:49
Location: DRAYTON LANE DRAYTON NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC - car off road into a tree - adult male driver trapped - released by F&RS using heavy rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance
The driver subsequently died in hospital - Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Thursday 22 Nov - 07


Time 11:16-12:05
Location: OUtdOOR SWIMMING POOL OF PROPERTY CHURCH LANE BURY
Incident: Animal Rescue - pony in water filled swimming pool - pony removed from swimming pool using animal rescue equipment
WrL Petworth, L4T Storrington, HRT Chichester, TRU Horley, RIB Storrington

Tuesday 4 Dec - 07


Time 17:13-17:47
Location: A285 DUNCTON
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 car overturned - 1 male adult assisted from car and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe
WrL Petworth, WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester

Sunday 9 Dec - 07


Time 12:09-12:58
Location: COTTAGE - THE STREET, GRAFFHAM
Incident: Fire - fire in kitchen involving oil fired boiler and wall cladding - 1 HR and cutting away of affected areas - accidental
WrLx2 Midhurst

Tuesday 11 Dec - 07


Time 16:52-17:58
Location: ALITEX Ltd TORBERRY FARM B2146 SOUTH HARTING
Incident: Gas Leak - 1 x 4600 litre calor gas cylinder venting off at the rear of factory - factory evacuated before arrival of F&RS
1 HR - isolation valve for system located and leak isolated - incident handed back to company
WrL Midhurst , WrLx2 Petersfield (HF&RS)

Saturday 15 Dec - 07


Time 19:38-21:03
Location: HOUSE, CARRON LANE, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - car into house - elderly female driver taken to hospital by ambulance suffering shock - building in very unstable condition - area cordoned off and made safe - Local Authority Building Control Officer in attendance
WrL Midhurst , HRT Chichester

Tuesday 18 Dec - 07


Time 09:09 -10:48
Location: ANGEL HOTEL, NORTH STREET, MIDHURST
Incident: chimney fire. Construction of building prevented access to chimney interior, Aerial Ladder Platform used to extinguish smoldering fire.
WrL Midhurst , ALP Worthing

Thursday 20 Dec - 07


Time 17:16-18:00
Location: KNIGHTS HILL, CHARLTON, NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC - 1 car (Toyota Landcruiser)
All emergency services attended the scene, including the Sussex Police helicopter, but unfortunately the man died at the scene as a result of his injuries
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. contact them on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Op Marshwood

Sunday 23 Dec - 07


Time 14:52-16:15
Location: TERWICK RISE, ROGATE
Incident: Fire in end of terrace bungalow 20m x 10m - 30% of ground floor lounge and 20% of roof space damaged by fire and heat - 1 elderly male treated at scene for smoke inhalation by paramedics - 8BA, 2HR - accidental
WrL Midhurst x2, WrL Petworth, WrL Petersfield (Hampshire FRS)

Tuesday 25 Dec - 07


Time 15:45-16:19
Location: ST PANCRAS, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC involving 1 stolen bus and 7 parked cars - no action by WSFRS

Wednesday 26 Dec - 07


Time 15:59-16:41
Location: A283, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC involving 3 cars - 1 male medically trapped, extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital.
WrL Petworth x2, HRT Chichester

Saturday 29 Dec - 07


Time 13:53 - - [until next day]16:10
Location: DANLEY LANE, LINCHMERE
Incident: Fire - domestic dwelling 19m x 9m severely damaged by fire, heat and smoke - 6BA, 2 HRs, 2 jets, 1 LPP
Appliances attended from Liphook, Haslemere, Midhurst, Petworth,Grayshott, Bognor Regis, Chichester.

Monday 31 Dec - 2007


Time 23:41-16:13[next day]
Location: CHILGROVE ROAD, LAVANT
Incident: Fire in single storey building 40m x 40m used as workshops and storage units - 60% of building destroyed by fire - gas cylinders and asbestos cement panels involved - safety cordon established - 2 hydrants, 6 ground monitors
WrL Chichester x2, WrL Bognor, WrL Midhurst, BFC Littlehampton, L4T Bognor + relief crews

2008
Tuesday 01 Jan - 2008


Time 13:07-13:32
Location: A29, PULBOROUGH
Incident: RTC involving 2 cars - 1 male released prior to arrival of WSFRS, 1 further male medically trapped - released using small gear - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Storrington, WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester

Friday 11 January 2008


Source: OS-Midhurst Observer
Fumes in science lab
Firefighters were called to Herbert Shiner School in Petworth on January 11 to investigate fumes in the science laboratory.
Two classrooms were evacuated while the fire service investigated the area and found the fumes came from a faulty fridge. Headteacher Sandra Jones told the Observer: "The cause of the problem was quickly identified and the classrooms were back in use within an hour. "We were very grateful to receive such prompt attention from the fire service and to be able to resume our normal timetable so quickly."
source: http://www.midhurstandpetworth.co.uk/news/Fumes-in-science-lab.3679272.jp

 
MONDAY 15TH JANUARY 2008
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Command & Mobilising Centre based in Chichester dealt with over 200 flooding-related calls.
Environment Agency issued 8 simultaneous flood warnings during the day and continued to monitor the weather situation.
Surface water disrupted the A23, M23 and A27 at various points, along with other minor roads.

Monday 15 Jan - 2008


Time 09:06-09:49
Location: THE STREET, LODSWORTH
Incident: Weather Related - Lady, 3 young children and 2 dogs stuck in car in floodwater- rescued using 4 wheel drive vehicle
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst

Friday 18 Jan - 2008


Time 02:30 am
Location: LINTON HOUSE, TILLINGTON
Incident: Oven fire in first-floor flat. Fire out on arrival, confined to oven. Positive Pressure Ventilation fan used to clear fumes and heavy smoke.
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth

Sunday 20th Jan - 2008


Time 15:16-15:42
Location: A286, COCKING
Incident: RTC involving 1 4x4 vehicle - 1 female casualty taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicle and roadway made safe
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth

Sunday 27th Jan - 2008


Time 13:48 - 14:29
Location: OPP COWDRAY PARK GOLF COURSE, A272, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - motorcycle and Ford Fiesta - male pillion passenger of motorcycle died at the scene - rider of the motorcycle taken to hospital with serious injuries
WrLx2 Midhurst
The road remained closed for three hours whilst the collision was investigated by Police Crash Investigators
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999 quoting Operation Fringe

Monday 28th Jan - 2008


SOUTHDOWNS HOTEL, DUMPFORD LANE, TROTTON
click for Full Firebrigade report: posted 16:22, Mon.28 Jan 08
© Judi Lion 2008
click for full image & reports
 
1st report 11:38hrs
2nd report 12:42hrs update
WSF&RS IN ATTENDANCE AT HOTEL 10 PUMP FIRE
WSF&RS received a 999 call of fire roof well alight at the Southdowns Hotel and Leisure Complex Dumpford Lane, Trotton near Midhurst at 11:38 hours today 28th January
10 fire appliances are currently at the scene
85% of the roof and the 1st floor are reported to be well alight - 6 hosereels an open water supply and 2 breathing apparatus are currently in use
 
3rd report 13:40hrs update
WSF&RS IN ATTENDANCE AT HOTEL 10 PUMP FIRE
WSF&RS received a 999 call of fire roof well alight at the Southdowns Hotel and Leisure Complex Dumpford Lane, Trotton near Midhurst at 11:38 hours today 28th January
10 fire appliances are currently at the scene
The fire is situated in and contained to an annex/extension to the hotel - first floor and roof space - 6 hosereels, 2BA, ALP and water carrier in use - ongoing damping down and salvage in progress
 
 
Incident report - uploaded 10:08hrs 29 01 08
Monday 28th Jan 2008
Time 11:38 - 15:11
Location: SOUTHDOWNS COUNTRY HOTEL AND LEISURE COMPLEX, DUMPFORD LANE, TROTTON
Incident: Fire - 2 storey annexe attached to main hotel building involved in fire - approx 70% of roof damaged by fire - approx 50% of 1st floor damaged by heat and smoke - 14BA, 4HRS - under investigation by Police and Fire Service
WrL Midhurst, WrLx2 Petersfield, L4T Bognor, ALP Worthing, WrL Petworth, WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bosham, BASU Chichester, WrL Shoreham, WrC Littlehampton, ICU Haywards Heath, WrL Arundel, WrL Bognor, WrL Haywards Heath, TRU Horley, WrLx2 East Preston, WrL East Wittering
 
click for Full Firebrigade report: posted 16:22, Mon.28 Jan 08

Monday 4th Feb - 2008


Time 07:23-07:56
Location: A283 STOPHAM
Incident: RTC - 1 van overturned - 1 female adult released by F&RS using small tools - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington, HRT Chichester

Saturday 9th Feb - 2008


Time 17:48-18:19
Location: O/S SOUTH LODGE, B2146, SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - 1st aid and oxygen therapy given to female driver by F&RS before arrival of ambulance
WrLx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester
 
Time 10:51 - 12:21
Location: JUNCTION OF BEACH ROAD AND IRVINE ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC - car and motorbike - as a result of the crash the male motorcyclist and 1 male adult, 1 female adult and 1 child all pedestrians, who were struck, sustained serious injuries - 1st aid was given by F&RS before arrival of ambulance paramedics - 2 helicopters and 2 ambulances took the injured to hospital
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision or a small silver car travelling along Irvine Road prior to the collision to contact Chichester road policing unit on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Durrow

Wednesday 13th Feb - 2008


Time 07:00-07:36
Location: O/S WEST DEAN COLLEGE, A286, WEST DEAN NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC - road closed by police between Chilgrove and Singleton Open Air Museum - 1 van in to undergrowth - 1 male adult trapped - extricated by F&RS using small tools - taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
Time 13:46-15:33
Location: A283, 3 MILES NORTH OF PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 van in collision with tree - 1 male adult trapped - extricated by F&RS using heavy rescue equipment and winches - taken to hospital by air ambulance
WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester, TRU Horley
In the above incident a 25-year-old man from Midhurst suffered life-threatening injuries after his Renault Kangoo van left the road and crashed into a tree.
Police are appealing for witnesses - call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Annesley.

Sunday 17th Feb - 2008


Time 13:32 -
Location: LARGE COUNTRY HOUSE, BLACKGATE LANE, PULBOROUGH
Incident: Serious Fire - large country house with basement - 80% of roof, 1st floor and ground floor severely damaged by fire and roof collapse - firefighting was conducted from the outside using 4 main jets and 4 HRS - water used by F&RS from a swimming pool and nearby hydrant - Sixty firefighters in attendance at the height of the incident - further crews remained in attendance overnight
Fire Investigation Officers have been in attendance and returned this morning - Although the fire is believed to have started in the roof space, at this time the exact cause of the fire is unknown
WrL Billingshurst, WrLx2 Storrington, WrL Petworth, WrL Arundel, L4T Haywards Heath, WrC Littlehampton, ALP Horsham, WrL Findon, WrL Steyning, WrL Midhurst, L4T Horsham, ICU Haywards Heath, WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Chichester, WrL Bosham, WrL Henfield, WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Crawley
see fire brigade report

Monday 18th Feb - 2008


Time 12:18 - 12:59
Location: B2133 NEWPOND COMMON
Incident: RTC involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - vehicles and roadway made safe
Wrl Petworth
 
Time 20:01 - 20:32
Location: COLDHARBOUR WOOD, LONDON RD, RAKE
Incident: 4yr old girl stuck in metal linen bin - released by firefighters
Wrl Midhurst, Wrl Liphook (Hants FRS)

Friday 22nd Feb - 2008


Time 14:15 - 15:25
Location: BURY HILL, BURY
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 2 persons extricated using 2 sets of hydraulic rescue and electrical equipment - doctor in attendance - 2 persons released prior - 1 further person assisted from car - total of 5 persons taken to hospital by helicopter and 2 ambulances.
WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington, HRT Chichester

Sunday 24th Feb - 2008

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Time 12:22 - 12:41
Location: BUDGENS STORE, OFF BEPTON ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car reversed into wall of shop - no persons trapped or injured - building inspected by F&RS - area cordoned off - incident left with shop management
WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester
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Tuesday 4th Mar - 2008


Time 22:01 - 22:28
Location: A286 HENLEY - BETWEEN MIDHURST AND FERNHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road - 2 male adults released before arrival - scene made safe - incident left with Police
WrL Midhurst

Saturday 8th Mar - 2008


Time 13:46-14:06
Location: WEALD AND DOWNLAND MUSEUM A286 SINGLETON
Incident: Fire - Winkhurst house - out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - WrLX2 Chichester

Sunday 9th Mar - 2008


Time 01:06-01:27
Location: HOUSE, PRETORIA AVENUE, MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - small fire in oven - out on arrival of F&RS
electrics isolated - oxygen therapy given to 1 female adult before arrival of ambulance - taken to hospital - accidental
WrLx2 Midhurst

Monday 10th Mar - 2008


The West Sussex Command & Mobilising Centre based in Chichester handled 160 calls today.
Of those calls 83 were related to the inclement weather
48 were from callers reporting ' dangerous structures'
35 were callers reporting trees down - these calls are then passed on to the relevant agency.
 
Time 13:16-18:06
Location: WEST SANDS CARAVAN PARK SELSEY
Incident: Flooding - multi agency incident - caravan park containing approx 3000 caravans affected by coastal flooding - approx 40 people rescued from caravans in a combined rescue effort with coastguards and RNLI personnel - all moved off site to a place of safety
WrL Selsey, WrL Chichester, RIB East Wittering, L4T East Wittering, L4T Chichester, L4T Selsey,TRU Horley, WrL Havant, WrL Bognor, WrL Emsworth, WrL Midhurst, L4T Bognor, WrL Littlehampton

Saturday 15th Mar - 2008


Time 12:08-12:51
Location: A272 MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - motorcycle and Volkswagen Polo
22 year old motorcyclist airlifted to St Richards Hospital Chichester by the Sussex Police helicopter.
WrL Midhurst
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Common

Sunday 23 Mar - 2008


Time 12:32-13:14
Location: HUNTERS RACE, LAVANT NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - 5 persons taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Chichester

Friday 28 Mar - 2008


Time 11:57-13:07
Location: B2141 CHILGROVE
Incident: RTC involving 1 car - 1 male casualty released from vehicle by WSFRS using heavy rescue equipment - taken to hospital
WrL Petersfield (Hampshire FRS), WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Saturday 29 Mar - 2008


Time 13:46-14:37
Location: LAYBY OFF A272, TERWICK COMMON
Incident: Fire in flatbed trailer of articulated lorry - 70% of trailer damaged by fire and heat - 1 tarmac laying machine removed from trailer
WrL Midhurst x2, WrL Petersfield (Hampshire FRS)

Sunday 06 Apr - 2008


Time 07:10-07:46
Location: HOUSE - GREATPIN CROFT, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: Flooding - water leaking from internal hot water pipes in sitting room - water supply isolated
WrL Petworth
 
Time 08:37-09:52
Location: SHORE HILL & HASLINGBOURNE LANE, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - of those 1 car on its side - 2 female adults released by FRS - taken to hospital
WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester
 
Time 08:51-09:10
Location: A272, GOSDENS HEATH, LODSWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road into field - no persons trapped
WrL Midhurst

Friday 11 Apr - 2008


Time 17:54-18:57
Location: LAVANT STRAIGHT, JUNCTION WITH MARRIOTTS, GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL, GOODWOOD
Incident: RTC - 3 cars - 1 adult female extricated by FRS using hydraulic rescue equipment
2 persons taken to hospital
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester

Friday 18 Apr - 2008


Time 08:13 - 11:05
Location: OFF JOBSONS LANE, DIAL GREEN, WEST OF LURGASHALL
Incident: Animal Rescue - horse in ditch - vet in attendance - horse removed from ditch by FRS using strops, lines and manual handling
horse put to sleep by vet
WrL Midhurst, L4T Storrington, HRT Chichester, HRT Horsham, L4T Midhurst

Saturday 19 Apr - 2008


Time 17:41 - 19:11
Location: B2131 LINCHMERE
Incident: Fatal RTC - 2 cars involved were a blue Renault Megane and a BMW
total of 3 persons taken to hospitals in Surrey and Hampshire
2 further persons a man & woman were confirmed deceased at the scene
WrL Liphook, WrL Haslemere, WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester, HRT Horsham
Sergeant Stewart Goodwin from the Sussex Road Policing Unit is asking for witnesses to contact him with any information, including anyone who may have seen any vehicles that were driving erratically in the area at the time.
Please contact him on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Burrow
 
29 April 08
Following the double fatal crash in Linchmere on the B2131, 19 Apr 2008 between a BMW and a Renault Megane the 32 yr old driver of the BMW has since been arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
The occupants of the Megane, who were killed, have been named as Andrew Snook aged 40 and his 37 year old wife Trudi, who came from Hammer Hill, near Haslemere. Three people in the BMW also sustained various injuries.

Monday 21 Apr - 2008


Time 07:48-08:32
Location: A285 BETWEEN DUNCTON AND PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 male adult released before arrival of FRS
1 adult female extricated by FRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital
WrL Petworth, WrL Chichester, HRT Horsham, HRT Chichester, L4T Petworth

Thursday 24 Apr - 2008


Time 17:58-18:44
Location: BARN AT LEVERANCE FARM, MARLES LANE, THE HAVEN, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Fire - barn containing stored timber and furniture - 3 sq m of timber decking destroyed by fire - arson
WrL Billingshurst,WrL Horsham

Saturday 3 May - 2008


Time 08:27-08:54
Location: BILLINGSHURST BYPASS, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car into bushes - no persons trapped - 1 adult female and 1 male child released before arrival of FRS
WrL Petworth, WrL Horsham

Tuesday 6 May - 2008


Time 02:11-02:37
Location: COBDEN HOUSE, OFF HOLMBUSH WAY, MIDHURST
Incident: Fire Alarm - fire in kitchen of 1st floor flat - out on arrival of FRS - PPV fan used to ventilate property - accidental
WrLx2 Midhurst

Wednesday 7 May - 2008


Time 12:39-13:15
Location: FIELD OFF HIGHSTEAD LANE, LICKFOLD
Incident: Fire - tractor severely damaged by fire - 1 HR, 2BA by FRS - accidental
WrL Haslemere (SFRS), WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst

Thursday 8 May - 2008


Time 15:00-15:46
Location: B2146, SOUTH HARTING - TOWARDS PETERSFIELD
Incident: RTC - van and car - van in ditch - 2 persons taken to hospital
WrL Petersfield (HFRS) WrL Midhurst

Friday 16 May - 2008


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Time 12:30
Location: BEX ROAD, NR BEXMILL, HEYSHOTT
Incident: car fire - accidental
WrL Midhurst
 
 

Saturday 24 May - 2008


Time 15:40-17:36
Location: LOXWOOD ROAD, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: Dangerous structure - one tree fallen across road over 2 cars - no persons trapped - vehicles and scene made safe by WSFRS
WrL Petworth

Sunday 25 May - 2008


Time 22:06-23:21
Location: MARLEY LANE, CAMELSDALE
Incident: Flooding in cellar approx 2 feet deep - water pumped by WSFRS
WrL Midhurst

Wednesday 28 May - 2008


Time 16:51-17:30
Location: A283 NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: RTC involving 1 van - 1 male trapped - released by FRS - taken to hospital by ambulance - area made safe
WrL Haslemere (Surrey FRS), WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester
 
The van driver, Andrew Mason of Midhurst, received multiple injuries including leg fractures.

Saturday 31 May - 2008


Time 15:29-15:48
Location: A286, FERNHURST - NEAR TVR GARAGE
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - fire in engine compartment of 1 car - out on arrival of FRS - scene made safe by FRS
WrL Midhurst

Tuesday 4 June - 2008


Time 07:21-08:50
Location: B2133, ADVERSANE LANE, ADVERSANE.
Incident: Fatal RTC - 2 cars head on - 2 adult males released before arrival of FRS - unfortunately the driver of one car, a local man in his twenties, died at the scene. The driver of the second car also a local man in his twenties was arrested at the scene and enquiries by the Police continue as to the cause of the crash.
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Storrington, HRT Horsham
The road remained closed for four hours for investigation of the scene.
Police are appealing for any witnesses in the area at the time to contact the Sussex Road Policing Unit on 0845 60 70 999 and quote Operation Harrison

Thursday 5 June - 2008


Time 14:54-16:47
Location: A272 (Foxhill area, east of Petworth)
Incident: RTC - 1 4x4 vehicle into tree - 1 female extricated using HRE, taken to hospital by helicopter - 1 baby released prior to arrival of WSFRS
WrL Horsham, WrL Petworth, HRT Horsham
 
Police are appealing for witnesses to the above incident.
This involved a Landrover Discovery and took place at around 2.45pm.
Anyone with any information should contact Sergeant Stobart at Chichester, on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 970 of June 5th.

Wednesday 11 June - 2008


Time 15:05-15:24
Location: O/S CG SHOP, CAMELSDALE ROAD, CAMELSDALE
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - incident left with police
WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere (HFRS)

Sunday 15 June - 2008


Time 15:32-16:01
Location: GORE HILL, HASLINGBOURNE LANE, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 motorcycle - male rider taken to hospital by ambulance - 1/2 mile of road sanded due to spillage of fuel - incident left with police
WrL Petworth

Wednesday 18 June - 2008


Time 10:24 - 11:08
Location: A283 PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - car and fuel tanker - tanker containing 7000 litres of kerosene - no fuel spillage - 1 male adult taken to hospital - 2 male adults released before arrival of FRS
WrL Petworth

Saturday 21 June - 2008


Time 12:28-13:00
Location: A285 PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - car and motorbike - 1 male adult taken to hospital - scene made safe by FRS - police in attendance
WrL Petworth

Wednesday 25 June - 2008


Time 15:01 - 15:23
Location: O/S MOONLIGHT COTTAGE TEA ROOMS, A286, COCKING
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by FRS
WrL Midhurst

Saturday 28 June - 2008


Time 12:44 - 13:56
Location: OFF WAKESTONE LANE, BEDHAM, NEAR PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - motorcyclist off road into wooded area - rider trapped under bike - rider released from under bike by FRS -
joint working by FRS and ambulance crews to remove male casualty from woods to ambulance - taken to hospital
WrL Petworth

Friday 4 July - 2008


Time 09:54 - 10:33
Location: A283 NORTHCHAPEL - NEAR LURGASHALL TURNOFF
Incident: RTC - motorbike off road into ditch - motorbike on top of rider - 1st aid and oxygen therapy given by FRS
bike removed from ditch
treatment given to male motorcyclist by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by helicopter
WrL Horsham, WrL Haslemere, HRT Chichester

Friday 11 July - 2008


Time 09:44 - 10:17
Location: O/S NATURE RESERVE - COATES LANE, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - scene made safe by FRS - left with police
WrL Petworth
 
Time 17:59-18:33
Location: R/O WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE OFF A283 STOPHAM
Incident: Animal Rescue - small dog lost in rabbit warren - dog located by FRS - released using small tools
WrL Petworth, L4T Storrington

Sunday 13th July - 2008


Time 08:04
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - HAMPERS GREEN PETWORTH
Incident: Fire - conservatory 95% destroyed by fire, heat and smoke, 50% of ground floor damaged by fire, heat and smoke, 80% of 1st floor damaged by fire, heat and smoke, 80% of roof damaged by fire, heat and smoke, 12BA, 5HRS, 3 ladders - The most likely cause of the fire is electrical
WrL Petworth, WrLx2 Midhurst, WrL Billingshurst, L4T Bognor, WrL Arundel, WrLx2 Storrington, WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Littlehampton, WrC Littlehampton, WrL Steyning, ICU Haywards Heath, WrL Findon, Red Cross Support Unit
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Friday 01 August - 2008


Time 14:56 - 15:41
Location: COTTAGE - JOBSONS LANE, WINDFALLWOOD COMMON
Incident: Fire - toaster on fire in kitchen - out on arrival of FRS - 25% of kitchen damaged by fire - 1HR, PPV fan for ventilation, TIC (thermal imaging camera)- affected areas cut away - accidental
WrL Haslemere, WrL Midhurst

Saturday 2 August - 2008


Time 09:06 - 09:50
Location: A285, PETWORTH CHICHESTER ROAD, SOUTH OF UPWALTHAM
Incident: Fatal RTC - Ford escort van left the road and collided with a tree - the driver believed to be in his late 20s was pronounced dead at the scene - Police Collision Investigation Unit in attendance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Petworth, WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
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Monday 18 August - 2008


Time 00:29-01:06
Location: SPY LANE, LOXWOOD
Incident: Fire involving clothing and exterior decking of property - clothing 100% destroyed by fire, 10% of decking damaged by fire - 1HR, damping down - arson
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth

Friday 29 August - 2008


Time 13:41-15:12
Location: PALLINGHAM LANE, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: Approx 4 acres of cut straw involved in fire - fire break made by WSFRS - beaters and hosereels - arson
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth, L4T Storrington, L4T Midhurst
 
Time 14:38-14:58
Location: RAMBLEDOWN LANE, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: Fire involving flat bed van carrying bitumen equipment - 2 calor gas cylinders removed and cooled - checked using TIC - 2HR - accidental
WrL Storrington

Friday 05 September - 2008


Time 13:45-14:20
Location: JUNCTION OF SHILLINGLEE ROAD AND DUNSFOLD ROAD, PLAISTOW
Incident: RTC - single decker bus and van - 1 male adult released from van using heavy rescue equipment - taken to hospital by SECamb
WrL Billingshurst , WrL Haslemere, HRT Horsham, WrL Cranleigh
 
Time 20:42-21:35
Location: COATES LANE, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: Flooding - 2 elderly persons trapped in car in flood water - car removed from flood water
WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth
 
Time 20:54-21:38
Location: BUNGALOW - BIGNOR LANE, BIGNOR
Incident: Flooding - water entering bungalow due to weather conditions - water pumped
WrL Arundel
 
Time 21:04-22:47
Location: BAT AND BALL PUB - NEWPOUND, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: Flooding - water entering pub due to weather conditions - nearby pond had burst its banks - drains unblocked - pub kitchen stock salvaged
WrL Billingshurst
 
Time 21:49-23:16
Location: COTTAGE - WILLETT CLOSE, DUNCTON
Incident: Flooding - due to weather conditions - water in kitchen utility room and living room - water removed using 2 pumps - salvage work carried out
WrL Petworth
 
Time 22:23-22:48
Location: BIGNOR LANE, BIGNOR
Incident:Weather Related - car in flood water - car and 2 occupants pulled to safety using lines
WrL Arundel

Saturday 06 September - 2008


Time 12:49-13:49
Location: JUNCTION OF B2141 & B2146, SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road - 2 persons in car assessed by doctor at the scene - 1 female adult released - 1 male adult extricated using heavy rescue equipment - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Petersfield (HFRS), WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Sunday 07 September - 2008


Time 20:54-21:08
Location: FIRE STATION - HIGH STREET, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: RTC - Citroen Saxo car in collision with fire station building - no persons trapped or injured - no structural damage

Friday 12 September - 2008


Time 16:56-18:19
Location: HOUSE - OFF DURBANS ROAD, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: Lightning Strike - damage to chimney pot and stack - debris removed from roof by FRS using ladders - damaged roof weather proofed using sheeting
WrLx2 Petworth
 
Time 17:02-19:11
Location: HOUSE - FOXBRIDGE LANE, KIRDFORD
Incident: Flooding - 3 foot of flood water in to house - property pumped by FRS - salvage undertaken
WrL Midhurst

Tuesday 16th September - 2008


Time 18:21-19:12
Location: HOUSE - CHARTWELL MEWS, CARRON LANE, MIDHURST
Incident: Internal Flooding - coming from shower head in upstairs bathroom - occupier unable to turn water off - water supply isolated by FRS - salvage carried out
WrL Midhurst

Saturday 20th September - 2008


Time 10:11-11:13
Location: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, VICARAGE HILL, LOXWOOD
Incident: Flooding - basement of church flooded from outside - land outside waterlogged by weather conditions - water pumped by F&RS using submersible pump and allowed to drain into nearby canal
WrL Billingshurst

Tuesday 23rd September - 2008


Time 21:00-21:49
Location: O/S ROSEMARY PARK NURSING HOME, MARLEY LANE, KINGSLEY
Incident: Fire - 2 mini buses destroyed by fire - 2HR, 1 dry powder extinguisher - accidental
WrL Haslemere (SFRS), WrL Midhurst

Wednesday 24th September - 2008


Time 18:04-18:39
Location: TROTTON BRIDGE, A272, TROTTON
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1st aid given to 1 female adult by F&RS - 1 adult male and 1 adult female taken to hospital by SECAmb - scene made safe by F&RS
WrLx2 Midhurst

Saturday 27th September - 2008


Time 07:49-08:11
Location: B2146 SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Midhurst

Sunday 28th September - 2008


Time 11:57-12:32
Location: A272 WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC - 1 car in collision with tree - male driver taken to hospital by SECAmb - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Petworth
 
Time 12:39-13:23
Location: JUNCTION B2141/ B2146 NEAR CHILGROVE
Incident: RTC - 2 motorbikes - 1 male casualty taken to hospital by helicopter - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Petersfield (HF&RS), WrL Midhurst

Thursday 2 October - 2008


Time 13:52-14:37
Location: R/O HOUSE - TRIPP HILL FITTLEWORTH
Incident: Fire - shed and contents destroyed by fire - neighbouring fencing and decking also destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRS, turning over and damping down of affected areas - accidental
WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington
 
Time 07:47-08:40
Location: SWAN CORNER PULBOROUGH
Incident: RTC - 4X4 car and LGV - 1 female extricated from car by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment- 1 male adult released from LGV before arrival of F&RS - spillage of diesel gritted
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Storrington, HRT Horsham, TRU Horley

Tuesday 7 October - 2008


Time 21:17-21:28
Location: 1ST FLOOR FLAT - MEAD WAY MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - small fire in 1st floor kitchen cooker - out on arrival of F&RS - inspection and removal of cooker by F&RS
WrL Midhurst

Thursday 9 October - 2008


Time 14:46-15:39
Location: RGB PRODUCTS GILLMANS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Fire - in wood dust extractor in single storey industrial unit used for manufacture of furniture - 1HR, 4BA, area dampened down, PPV fan for ventilation - accidental
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham

Wednesday 15 October - 2008


Time 08:56-09:47
Location: AMBERSHAM HOLLOW A272 AMBERSHAM
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned on road - 1 female adult released before arrival of F&RS - taken to hospital by SECAmb - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth
 
Time 10:26-11:41
Location: IPING LANE IPING
Incident: RTC - 1 4x4 car in precarious position and 1 people carrier on its side following crash - no persons trapped or injured - area cordoned off by F&RS for safety until recovery of vehicles
WrL Midhurst

Friday 24th October - 2008


Call Ref: 11096
Time: 18:57-19:25
Location: A286 KINGSLEY GREEN
Incident: RTC - 3 cars - no persons trapped - 1 female adult given 1st aid by F&RS for shock and minor injuries
Surrey Ambulance in attendance - scene made safe
WrL Haslemere (SF&RS), WrL Midhurst

Saturday 25th October - 2008


Call Ref: 11160
Time: 22:00-22:35
Location: A283 PETWORTH
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - 1 man and 1 woman taken to hospital
WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst

Sunday 26th October - 2008


Call Ref:11187
Time: 12:08-12:51
Location: CHICHESTER ROAD, MIDHURST - JUST PAST THE SPREAD EAGLE HOTEL
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 female adult given 1st aid and oxygen therapy by F&RS - taken to hospital by SECAmb
WrL Midhurst

Friday 7th November - 2008


Call Ref: 11856
Time: 15:33 -16:37
Location: HOUSE - PIPERS LANE, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: Fire - in kitchen of house - kitchen 75% damaged by fire - 10% of rest of the house damaged by smoke - 2BA, 1HR, PPV fan for ventilation - accidental
WrL Petworth, WrL Haslemere, WrL Midhurst

Saturday 8th November - 2008


Call Ref: 11881
Time: 00:10-00:37
Location: KENNEL HILL ROAD, GOODWOOD
Incident: RTC - 1 car in collision with tree - 1 adult male released by F&RS - taken to hospital by SECAmb
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
Police Release

Friday 14th November - 2008


Call Ref: 12256
Time 18:09-19:33
Location: B2133 LOXWOOD
Incident: RTC involving 2 cars - 1 male released from car before arrival of WSFRS - first aid and oxygen therapy given by WSFRS - 1 male and 1 female from second car extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment - all casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 vehicle fire extinguished before arrival of WSFRS using dry powder extinguisher
WrL Billingshurt, WrL Petworth, HRT Horsham

Wednesday 19th November - 2008


Call Ref: 12478
Time: 13:58-14:48
Location: FARM - PITSHAM LANE, MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - 8 tonnes of baled silage severely damaged by fire - 2HR by F&RS - arson
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst, WrL Chichester

Saturday 22nd November - 2008


Call ref: 12644
Time 22:20-23:22
Location: A286 KINGSLEY GREEN
Incident: RTC involved 2 cars - 1 male released before arrival of WSFRS - 1 female extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 car severely damaged by fire - 2HR, 2BA - scene made safe by FRS
WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere (Surrey FRS), HRT Chichester

Sunday 23rd November - 2008


Call ref: 12680
Time 10:55-12:10
Location: NEAR KING EDWARD VII HOSPITAL MIDHURST - A286 Henley Hill
Incident: Fatal RTC involving 2 cars on highway - 1 male extricated from car using hydraulic rescue equipment - 1 female and 1 male medically assisted from 2nd vehicle - WSFRS assisted SECAmb with 2 injured children - all casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - male driver of first car later deceased
WrL Midhurst x2, HRT Chichester
 
Driver named as Robert Walker aged 17 from Hatchetts Drive, Haslemere

Monday 24th November - 2008


Call ref: 12800
Time 22:27-23:43
Location: JESSOPS EAST STREET CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire in 3 storey shop building 30x10m - rubbish on fire outside building spread to external eaves - 10% of ground floor damaged by fire, 50% of building smoke-logged - 4BA, 2HR, TIC - cutting away and damping down - accidental
WrL Chichester x2, WrL Bognor, WrL Bosham

Wednesday 10th December - 2008


Call Ref: 13612
Cottage fire, Easebourne
click for full image Time: 13:55-15:12
Location: SEMI DETACHED COTTAGE - EASEBOURNE STREET, EASEBOURNE, MIDHURST
Incident: Fire - in 1st floor bedroom and roof of semi detached cottage - bedroom 100% severely damaged by fire - 1st floor 50% damaged by heat and smoke - ground floor 20% damaged by smoke - 4BA, 2HR by F&RS - 13 year old male youth taken to hospital by SECAmb with smoke inhalation - road closed by Police - incident under investigation but fire believed to be accidental - cottage property of Cowdray Estate
WrL Midhurst, Wrl Petworth, WrL Haslemere (SF&RS), WrL Chichester, CU Bognor , Red Cross Support Unit
Easebourne Index

Saturday 13th December - 2008


Call Ref: 13748
Time: 09:38-09:55
Location: ANGEL INN HOTEL - ANGEL STREET, PETWORTH
Incident: Dangerous Structure - 1 sign removed from side of building by F&RS using triple extension ladder
WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 13772
Time: 12:42-13:24
Location: HOUSE - VALENTINES LEA, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: Flooding -water from open field threatening house - diverted by using sand bags
WrL Petworth
 
flooding Heyshott
click for full imageTime: 14:55
Location: HEYSHOTT
Incident: Flooding - multiple vehicles trapped by floodwater
Wrl Midhurst
 
Call Ref: 13809
Time: 15:07-16:11
Location: COTTAGE - A283, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: Flooding - cellar pumped by F&RS
Wrl Petworth
 
Call Ref: 13831
Time: 16:44-17:31
Location: HOUSE - THE GREEN, LURGASHALL
Incident:Flooding - to a depth of 5cm in ground floor of house - pumped by F&RS - salvage undertaken
WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 13847
Time: 18:15-18:42
Location: A272, PETWORTH
Incident: Flooding - 1 lady in car rescued from flood water by F&RS
WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 13866
Time: 20:50-21:18
Location: GLASSHOUSE LANE, KIRDFORD
Incident: Flooding - 2 Police Officers rescued from roof of vehicle by F&RS using ladder
WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 13870
Time: 21:09-21:34
Location: A272, PETWORTH
Incident: Flooding - 1 car trapped in flood water - occupant rescued by F&RS
WrL Midhurst
 
Call Ref: 13873
Time: 21:56-23:31
Location: COTTAGE - GLASSHOUSE LANE, KIRDFORD
Incident: Flooding in cottage - pumped by F&RS
WrL Petworth

Sunday 14th December - 2008


Call Ref: 13886
Time: 01:36-01:59
Location: A285 DUNCTON
Incident: Flooding - 1 car trapped in flood water - male occupant rescued by F&RS
WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 13909
Time: 11:26-16:59
Location: LOWER STREET, PULBOROUGH
Incident:Flooding - from river - severe flooding threatening properties and roadway - 1 house flooded - house pumped by F&RS - advice given to nearby residents - Police closed A29 roadbridge
WrLx2 Storrington, L4T Storrington, Tru Horley

Tuesday 23rd December - 2008


Call Ref: 14348
Time: 07:42 - 08:31
Location: JM WADEY, COACH WORKS - BURY GATE, BURY
Incident: Fire - 1 flat bed recovery truck and 1 car - 2BA, 3HR - accidental
WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington
 
Call Ref: 14387
Time: 12:47 - 13:16
Location: STANE STREET, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car - 1 elderly female trapped - released by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by SECAmb - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 14389
Time: 17:25-17:45
Location: O/S SHIP INN - THE SQUARE, SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - spillage of fuel washed down by F&RS
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petersfield (HFRS)
 
Call Ref: 14401
Time: 22:59-23:57
Location: A272, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 2 female adults released from 1 car by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by SECAmb - 1 adult male and 1 adult female released from 2nd car before arrival of F&RS and taken to hospital
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth, HRT Horsham

Wednesday 24th December - CHRISTMAS EVE - 2008


Call Ref 14416
Time 13:55-15:29
Location: House, A286, COCKING
Incident: Fire in kitchen caused by clothes drying near AGA cooker - 50% damage to kitchen ceiling, 10% damage to bathroom floor - 2BA 1HR PPV
Wrl Chichester, WrL Midhurst, Wrl Haslemere (Surrey FRS)

Thursday 25th December - CHRISTMAS DAY - 2008


Call Ref 14437
Time 01:25 - 03:39
Location: RIVER ARUN, ARUNDEL
Incident: Boat fire - 10m motor cruiser set alight - 100m north of Queen St bridge - boat severely damaged by fire - 1 jet - arson - other boats cut loose and set adrift by persons unknown - WSFRS fire boat and coastguard launched from Littlehampton to secure boats drifting downstream
Wrl Arundel, Wrl Littlehampton, Boat East Wittering
 
Call Ref 14458
Time 15:51-16:45
Location: SAND ROCK, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - 1 car on roof - 1 female trapped - assessed by paramedics and extricated by FRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - conveyed to hospital by ambulance
Wrlx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester

Tuesday 30th December - 2008


Call ref: 14708
Time 17:55 - 18:27
Location: SQUARE DRIVE, KINGSLEY GREEN
Incident: 1 mobile electric generator in woodland severely damaged by fire - 1HR - accidental
WrL Haslemere (Surrey FRS), WrL Midhurst


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