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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - JANUARY 2012
 
The list below shows reported Emergency incidents for West Sussex. Not all 'call outs' are listed, only those reported.
[Although the bulk of reports are Fire Service related, reports are sourced from all services]
 
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SUNDAY 1st JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 14836
Time: 00:36-00:42
Location: CANTS LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Fire - small fire in post box - CO2 used to extinguish - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 14839
Time: 02:47-03:00
Location: FLAMSTEED HEIGHTS, BROADFIELD
Incident: Fire - 2 motorcycles and 1 wheelie bin destroyed by fire - fire extinguished by WSFRS - slight heat damage to plastic cladding of house - suspected deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 14841
Time: 02:41-03:12
Location: JACKSON RD, BROADFIELD
Incident: Car - vehicle well alight - extinguished using 2BA & 2HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 14852
Time: 05:59-06:15
Location: PANKHURST COURT, TERRY RD, BROADFIELD
Incident: Fire - small amount of furniture involved in fire - out on arrival - inspection only by WSFRS - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 14864 click to enlarge
Time: 15:11-16:46
Location: FLAT, WALNUT PARK, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Fire - fire in self-contained flat above shop - fire extinguished using 4BA, 2HR and 2 JETS - flat ventilated using PPV fan - fire believed to have started by Christmas tree lights - WrLx2 Haywards Heath, WrL Hurstpierpoint, Red Cross Fire Emergency Support Service
PHOTOS - Photos courtesy of Eddie Howland
 
Call Ref: 14874
Time: 19:27-19:41
Location: A27 WESTBOUND, CHICHESTER TO HAVANT
Incident: RTC - involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - car battery isolated by WSFRS - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Havant
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MONDAY 2 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 14883
Time: 07:52-08:22
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, BRIGHTON RD, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident: Fire - involving beer cooler - extinguished by occupier using foam extinguisher - PPV & TIC used by WSFRS - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Shoreham-By-Sea, WrL Lancing
 
Call Ref: 14898
Time: 13:27-14:43
Location: PRINCESS RD, WEST GREEN
Incident: Fire - involving underground electrical fuse box - smoke issuing from manhole - 2BA, CO2 extinguisher & electrical gloves used by WSFRS - incident left with Seeboard - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 14906
Time: 17:04-18:15
Location: BURLEYS RD, POUND HILL
Incident: Smell of gas - faulty boiler in unoccupied premises - BA, 1HR & 1 JET used by WSFRS - natural ventilation carried out - incident left with gas board - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 14910
Time: 17:50-18:05
Location: CAMPBELL DRIVE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: Fire - involving garden shed - fire extinguished by occupier using garden hose - damage to external cladding - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 14913
Time: 18:04-18:35
Location: HOUSE, THORNTON CLOSE, HORLEY
Incident: Fire - small fire in tumble dryer - out on arrival - inspection only by WSFRS - natural ventilation
WrL Horley , WrL Reigate [Surrey FRS]
 
Call Ref: 14914
Time: 18:30-19:24
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, CHICHESTER RD, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: Flood - flooding to basement cellar - water pumped to storm drain from cellar - incident left with landlord - WrL Bognor Regis
 
Call Ref: 14917
Time: 22:15-22:28
Location: WOODFIELD RD, NORTHGATE
Incident: Fire - small fire in refuse store - extinguished using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 14921
Time: 05:37-06:05
Location: FROBISHER WAY, RUSTINGTON
Incident: Fire - small fire involving electrical supply to street light - 1CO2 extinguisher used - incident left with electricity company
WrL East Preston
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TUESDAY 3 JANUARY - 2012


BUSY MORNING FOR FIREFIGHTERS AFTER HIGH WINDS & RAIN
West Sussex firefighters have had a busy morning helping to keep residents and businesses safe during the current high winds and torrential rain.
In the last four hours West Sussex Fire & Rescue's Command & Control Centre has received in excess of forty 999 calls for weather related incidents across the county with coastal areas being particularly affected.
Crews have been called to assist with a wide variety of potentially dangerous situations including fallen trees, loose roofing, precariously hanging signs and canopies and unstable chimney stacks.
Two of the more serious calls came in Sidlesham with the gable end of a semi-detached house badly damaged by a fallen electricity pylon and, in a separate incident, part of a roof blown off a converted chapel on Mill Lane. Thankfully, there have been no reported injuries.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue offers the following advice during high winds:
Stay indoors as much as possible
If you do go out keep away from the sheltered side of boundary walls and fences - if these structures fail they will collapse on that side.
Do not go outside to repair damage during a storm, wait until it passes.
Take extra care if driving - high winds mean increased risks, particularly if combined with heavy rain.
Expect sudden gusts at any time, but especially on open stretches of road, when passing bridges or when overtaking high sided vehicles.
 
Call Ref: 14935
Time: 09:12-09:23
Location: BRASSERIES, EAST STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: Weather related - cafe sign dangling dangerously in the wind - removed and made safe by WSFRS personnel - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 14938
Time: 09:37-09:50
Location: ROTHLEY CHASE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Weather related - satellite dish hanging in precarious position - dish removed by WSFRS using triple extension ladder and small gear
WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 14942
Time: 09:53-13:08
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, RUSPER RD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Weather related - 400m of overhead telephone and power cables brought down and roadway blocked by large fallen oak tree - incident left with Sussex Police and Highways Agency - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 14943
Time: 10:04-10:28
Location: HOUSE, NORFOLK GARDENS, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: Weather related - chimney cracked and unstable in wind - made safe by WSFRS - WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 14944
Time: 10:17-10:21
Location: CHAPEL RD, WORTHING
Incident: Weather related - for sale sign hanging dangerously from side of building due to high winds - sign removed from 1st floor of building using triple extension ladder and small gear - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 14955
Time: 11:08-11:32
Location: CARON CLOSE, LANCING
Incident: Weather related - roof to car port in dangerous position due to wind - area made safe by crew - incident left with occupier
WrL Lancing
 
Call Ref: 14956
Time: 11:09-12.00
Location: GARDEN CENTRE, LITTLEHAMPTON RD, FERRING
Incident: Weather related - two signs in dangerous position - 1 sign removed and 2nd made safe using line - WrL East Preston
 
Call Ref: 14961
Time: 11:50-11:52
Location: STATION RD, PETWORTH
Incident: Weather related - large advertising banner come loose in the wind - removed to safety by WSFRS personnel - WrL Midhurst
 
Call Ref: 14962
Time: 11:53-12:08
Location: HOUSE, BEACH RD, SELSEY
Incident: Weather related - chimney stack in dangerous position - loose render on chimney removed by WSFRS using 45mm hose - incident left with owner - WrL Selsey
 
Call Ref: 14964
Time: 11:59-12.00
Location: WINTERPIT LANE, MANNINGSHEATH
Incident: Weather related - tree down over roadway - removed by WSFRS using small gear - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 14967
Time: 12:08-12:11
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, LONDON RD, WHITEMANS GREEN
Incident: Weather related - pub sign hanging in precarious position - made safe through removal by WSFRS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 14971
Time: 12:15-22:34
Location: LONDON RD, PULBOROUGH
Incident: Weather related - large tree fallen across A29 - WSFRS assisted Sussex Police in setting up cordon and maintaining scene safety
WrL Billingshurst, L4T Horsham
 
Call Ref: 14972
Time: 12:29-12:49
Location: TILE BARN LANE, EARNLEY
Incident: Weather related - 3 small trees lying across road - WSFRS personnel cleared and made road safe using bow saw - WrL East Wittering
 
Call Ref: 14977
Time: 12:15-13:01
Location: HOUSE, NORTH BERSTED STREET, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: Chimney fire - extinguished using chimney kit - 1 female received oxygen from WSFRS therapy for mild smoke inhalation - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Bognor Regis
 
Call Ref: 14979click to enlarge
Time: 12:25-13:45
Location: MILL LANE, SIDLESHAM
Incident: Weather related - two storey converted chapel used as domestic dwellings - part of roof blown off by high winds - roof secured using tarpaulin, small gear and salvage kit - utilities isolated and salvage undertaken - occupiers offered welfare by Fire Emergency Support Service - incident left with occupiers
WrL Selsey, WrL Chichester, FESS
PHOTOS - Photo courtesy Eddie Mitchell
 
Call Ref: 14983
Time: 12:20-13:38
Location: PUB, HIGH STREET, STORRINGTON
Incident: Flooding - water flooding cellar - cellar pumped and salvage undertaken by WSFRS - WrLX2 & L4T Storrington
 
Call Ref: 14984
Time: 12:34-14:16
Location: PARTRIDGE GREEN RD, SHEMANBURY
Incident: Weather related - approx 100m of electricity cable brought down by fallen tree - roadway blocked - area stabilised by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police and electricity board - WrL Partridge Green
 
Call Ref: 14988
Time: 12:26-13:11
Location: ROOFSHILL COUNTRY PARK, HAMMERPOND RD, BUCKS HEAD
Incident: Weather related - fallen tree blocking road - WSFRS assisted farmer to clear road - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 14993
Time: 13:03-13:37
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, BYWORTH
Incident: Chimney fire - extinguished using chimney kit - thermal imaging camera used to check for hotspots - WrL Midhurst
 
Call Ref: 14995 click to enlarge
Time: 12:47-13:59
Location: HOUSE, CHALK LANE, SIDLESHAM
Incident: Weather related - gable end of semi-detached house collapsed due to fallen electricity pylon - scene safety established by WSFRS - incident left with occupier and energy company - WrL Chichester
PHOTOS - Photo courtesy Eddie Mitchell
 
Call Ref: 15001
Time: 12:57-13:46
Location: ALMODINGTON LANE, ALMODINGTON
Incident: Weather related - tree down across road - cleared by WSFRS using manpower and small gear - L4T East Wittering
 
Call Ref: 15003
Time: 12:52-13:51
Location: HOUSE, ORCHARD AVE, LANCING
Incident: Weather related - chimney pot fallen into rear garden - roof sheeted up and loose tiles removed by WSFRS - incident left with occupier - WrL Shoreham-By-Sea
 
Call Ref: 15005
Time: 13:01-14:31
Location: FESTIVAL COURT, SOMERSTOWN, CHICHESTER
Incident: Flooding - flooding to ground floor flat from flat above - entry gained by WSFRS using ladder - leak located and isolated - incident left with occupier - WrL East Wittering
 
Call Ref: 15007
Time: 13:14-13:36
Location: JUNCTION OF DOOMSDAY LANE & HAMMERPOND RD, HORSHAM
Incident: Weather related - fallen tree across road blocking junction - cleared by WSFRS using small gear and electric saw - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15009
Time: 13:24-14:26
Location: HOUSE, NORTH BERSTED ST, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: Weather related - 3ft chimney pot leaning precariously on chimney stack - removed to ground and area made safe by WSFRS using roof ladder - advice given to occupiers - WrL Bognor Regis
 
Call Ref: 15011
Time: 13:49-14:00
Location: HOUSE, MILL LANE SIDLESHAM
Incident: Weather related - large section of garage roof stuck in tree - brought to ground level by WSFRS using ladders and lines - advice given - incident left with occupier - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15014
Time: 14:05-14:35
Location: EASTON LANE, SIDLESHAM
Incident: Weather related - two trees blocking roadway - cleared by WSFRS using small gear and manpower - WrL East Wittering
 
Call Ref: 15018
Time: 14:12-15:03
Location: PETROL STATION, BRIGHTON RD, WORTHING
Incident: Weather related - metal sheeting hanging from underside of petrol station canopy - removed and made safe by WSFRS using aerial ladder platform and electric saw - advice given - WrL & ALP Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15019
Time: 14:14-18:57
Location: CONVERTED BARN, CHURCH LANE, NEWTIMBER
Incident: Fire - electricity box smoking - burnt electrical cables located in roof space - extinguished using CO2 - electricity supply isolated by energy company - incident left with occupier - WrL Henfield, WrL Hove (East Sussex FRS)
 
Call Ref: 15020
Time: 14:23-15:08
Location: HOUSE, CHURCH LANE, PAGHAM
Incident: Weather related - roof tiles loose and in precarious position - roof made safe by WSFRS - incident left with occupier - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15023
Time: 14:59-15:14
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, THE STREET, SUTTON
Incident: Weather related - large tree fallen onto road and car - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 15025
Time: 15:48-16:15
Location: COTTAGE, MILL LANE SIDLESHAM
Incident: Weather related - holes in roof due to wind - made safe by WSFRS using roof ladder and salvage equipment - incident left with occupier - WrL Selsey
 
Call Ref: 15027
Time: 15:45-16:02
Location: HOUSE, FIRST AVE, LANCING
Incident: Weather related - tiles unstable on roof due to high winds - made safe by WSFRS using triple extension ladder - advice given to occupier - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15035
Time: 17:03-18:10
Location: HOTEL, STANHILL, CHARLWOOD
Incident: Weather related - tree fallen into road - fire crew assisting tree surgeons with removal - road made safe by WSFRS - incident handed over to Sussex Police for traffic control - WrL Horley
 
Call Ref: 15038
Time: 17:28-17:49
Location: ELM GROVE, HORSHAM
Incident: Weather related - tree fallen onto wall and overhanging pavement - made safe by WSFRS using triple extension ladder and small gear - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15044
Time: 19:02-20:27
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, PRINCE OF WALES RD, OUTWOOD
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - two people extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - WrL Horley
 
Call Ref: 15048
Time: 20:07-20:27
Location: HOUSE, LIMETREE CLOSE, EAST PRESTON
Incident: Fire - small fire in kitchen involving grill pan - out on arrival - inspection only by WSFSR - incident left with Police - WrL Littlehampton, WrL East Preston
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WEDNESDAY 4 JANUARY - 2012


EARLY MORNING RESCUE FROM CRAWLEY HOUSE FIRE
Two men had to be led to safety by firefighters this morning after a fire in a conservatory went undetected because the batteries in their smoke alarms had been removed.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the mid terrace house on Samphire Close in Broadfield at 2.24 this morning after a neighbour spotted smoke pouring from a rear conservatory and dialled 999 to raise the alarm.
Two fire crews from Crawley were on the scene just 8 minutes later and while one team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus immediately set to tackling the blaze at the back of the house, a second team managed to rouse the men, who were asleep inside the property, leading them to fresh air and safety. Thankfully, both men were uninjured.
Crews quickly extinguished the fire using a hose reel and a covering jet, managing to contain the fire to just the conservatory area. Firefighters also fitted three emergency smoke detectors inside the property.
Fire investigation officers are still currently working at the scene to establish the cause of the fire.
Incident Commander Julian Bridgeman from Crawley Fire Station said afterwards:
"This incident really does highlight the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home. Although there were smoke detectors in the property, the batteries had been removed which meant the owners didn't get that vital early warning to the fire and it developed dangerously undetected. - Both men were asleep when we arrived, so had the neighbours not spotted the smoke coming from their property and raised the alarm, this incident could have had a very different and possibly tragic outcome. The message from us is really simple - make sure you have a smoke alarm on each level of your home and test them weekly. Don't hope they work, know they work."
Call Ref: 15060
Time: 02:25-03:18
Location: HOUSE, SAMPHIRE CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - involving conservatory area - two males led to safety by WSFRS - fire extinguished using 4BA, 1HR, 1JET - conservatory sustained 30% fire damage and 50% smoke damage - smoke detectors fitted by WSFRS personnel - fire under investigation
WrLx3 Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15083
Time: 18:06-18:24
Location: HOUSE - MICHELBOURNE CLOSE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Weather Related - insecure roof tiles threatening to fall to pavement - insecure tiles roof tiles removed by F&RS and roof made safe
WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 15094
Time: 23:15-23:30
Location: HOUSE - MANOR FIELDS, HORSHAM
Incident: Weather Related - aerial hanging off roof of house and over pathway - aerial removed by F&RS - WrL Horsham
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THURSDAY 5 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15100
Time: 07:55-08:48
Location: HENFIELD ROAD, SMALL DOLE
Incident: RTC - involving a car and motorbike - motorbike also in collision with fallen tree - female motorcyclist treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Shoreham, WrL Steyning
 
Call Ref: 15110
Time: 09:04-09:25
Location: SOUTHOVER ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Weather related - tree down on to parked car - branches cut away from tree by F&RS to allow car to be freed - incident handed over to Council road department for removal of tree - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 15124
Time: 12:50-15:04
Location: FURNITURE STORE - HIGH STREET, BOGNOR
Incident: Weather related - 1 large piece of building cladding flapping precariously in high winds - road closed by police - area cordoned off by F&RS - aluminium panel removed by F&RS using ALP and electric saw - 1 further panel resecured by contractor
WrL Bognor, ALP Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15126click to enlarge
Time: 12:57-14:06
Location: HOUSE - DENMANS CLOSE, LINDFIELD
Incident: Weather related - 30 foot monkey puzzle tree fallen on to house - electricity supply isolated and area cordoned off by F&RS - damaged building assessed by building control officer - tree surgeon ordered
WrL Haywards Heath, Red Cross Support Unit
PHOTO
 
Call Ref: 15131
Time: 13:30-13:57
Location: SHOP BUILDING - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Weather related - part of roof dislodged by high winds and overhanging pathway - roof resecured by F&RS using ladders and lines
WrL East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 15133
Time: 13:33-13:46
Location: OUTHOUSE REAR OF HOUSE - SHIRLEY CLOSE, SHOREHAM
Incident: Weather related - roof of plastic outhouse blown off in to garden - electricity supply to shed isolated by F&RS - roof 5mx3m made safe by F&RS - WrL Shoreham
 
Call Ref: 15134
WOMAN SUFFERS BURNS AFTER TACKLING CHIP PAN FIRE
Firefighters are highlighting the dangers of tackling chip pan fires after a woman was badly burned in Crawley yesterday.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the ground floor flat in Alexendra Court on Stonefield Close at 1.34pm yesterday afternoon after the woman, in her twenties, discovered the chip pan alight on the hob and tried to extinguish the flames using water.
The water immediately reacted with the hot oil creating a huge fireball and severely burning the woman's right arm. A second woman also sustained minor burns to her arm. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service.
Firefighter Matt Murphy from Crawley Fire Station said- "Tackling chip pan fires is extremely dangerous and pouring water on them is lethal. Water is denser than oil so it sinks to the bottom of the pan and instantly vaporises, causing it to eject a huge fireball, which, unfortunately in this case, meant the woman got badly burned. When our crews arrived we discovered the lady had also carried the pan outside which was taking a serious gamble. This could easily have meant sustaining even more serious burns or spread a fire through her home. Our advice is simple - get everyone out and call us out, do not try and tackle it yourself."
Call Ref: 15134
Time: 13:24-13:58
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - ALEXANDRA COURT, STONEFIELD CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - chip pan fire in kitchen of ground floor flat - fire out on arrival of F&RS - female occupier treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics for what are believed to be severe burns to her right arm - a 2nd woman also sustained minor burns and was treated at the scene by paramedics - both women were taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15138
Time: 14:18-14:30
Location: HOUSE - LINGFIELD ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Fire - fire in oil fueled aga - fire out in arrival of F&RS - oil supply isolated by F&RS - accidental
WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 15140
Time: 14:46-15:24
Location: HOUSE - QUEENS PLACE, SHOREHAM
Incident: Weather related - TV aerial on 10 foot pole on the side of house at 1st floor level swinging loose in strong winds - aerial made safe by F&RS using lines and small tools - WrL Crawley
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FRIDAY 6 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15174
Time: 12:37-12:51
Location: BUILDING WEST STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: Weather related - guttering hanging from the roof of building - guttering removed by F&RS - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15176
Time: 13:41-14:23
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - OAKFIELD ROAD, COWFOLD
Incident: Fire - fire alarm sounding - fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - building 100% smoke logged - 2 dogs rescued by F&RS - 2BA, 1HR, 1PPV fan used - accidental
WrL Partridge Green, WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15177
Time: 13:50-14:13
Location: SCHOOL - BROAD STREET, CUCKFIELD
Incident: Fire - fire in ground floor toilets - fire out on arrival of F&RS - toilets ventilated using PPV fan - arson
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 15202
Time: 23:40-00:15
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - BARROW HILL, HENFIELD
Incident: Fire - domestic garage destroyed by fire - 2HRS by F&RS - area damped down and turned over - accidental
WrL Henfield, WrL Partridge Green
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SATURDAY 7 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15205
Time: 01:33-01:50
Location: NEAR DOMESTIC GARAGE COMPOUND - PENSTONE CLOSE, LANCING
Incident: Fire - 1 wheelie bin on fire - 1HR by F&RS - arson - WrL Lancing, WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15211
Time: 02:26-02:57
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - CHURCH ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Flooding - from internal burst pipe to ground floor flat - water isolated by F&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 15226click to enlarge
Time: 10:44-11:34
Location: FISH AND CHIP SHOP - SOUTH STREET, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - building of 3 floors and basement used a fire and chip shop with flats above - - fire in basement - premises evacuated - 4BA, 1HR and 1 foam HR used by F&RS - accidental
WrLx3 Worthing, WrL Lancing, CU Bognor
PHOTOS
 
Call Ref: 15254
Time: 20:06-20:38
Location: HOUSE - PEEKS VEW LANE, FERNHILL
Incident: RTC - car in collision with house - damage to house and car - no persons trapped or injured - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Horley
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SUNDAY 8 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15279
Time: 15:58-16:12
Location: JUNCTION OF SELDEN ROAD AND CHURCH WALK, WORTHING
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 male adult released by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - area made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15291
Time: 19:41-21:00
Location: HOUSE - GIFFORD CLOSE BOSHAM NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - WrL Chichester
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MONDAY 9 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15303click to enlarge
Time: 08:52-09:38
Location: LONG FURLONG, FINDON
Incident: Fire - 1 patient transport ambulance destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRS by F&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
PHOTOS
 
Call Ref: 15331
Time: 16:57-17:34
Location: HOUSE - WINDERMERE ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Chimney fire - fire extinguished by F&RS using chimney equipment - advice given to occupier - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 15334
Time: 17:27-18:06
Location: HOUSE - DORSET ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Smoke issuing - faulty domestic central heating boiler - boiler and water supply isolated by F&RS - salvage undertaken by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrLx2 Bognor
 
Call Ref: 15335
Time: 17:50-18:17
Location: HOUSE - FORD ROAD, ARUNDEL
Incident: Fire - 2 garden sheds 2mx2m and 1 cylinder involved in fire - sheds severely damaged by fire - 2HRs and 1 thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - cylinder cooled - accidental - WrL Arundel, WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 15350
Time: 19:52-20:32
Location: DAUX INDUSTRIAL ESTATE - DAUX ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Fire - contents of skip 3mx2m destroyed by fire 3HRs by F&RS - WrL Billingshurst
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TUESDAY 10 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15367
Time: 12:31-13:04
Location: SHOP - SOUTHGATE DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire- in commercial oven - fire out on arrival of F&RS - gas supply isolated - accidental - WrL Crawley, WrL Horley
 
Call Ref: 15374
Time: 15:56-16:20
Location: MID TERRACE BUNGALOW - IFIELD DRIVE, IFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - in microwave caused by overheated wheat bag - fire out on arrival of F&RS - elderly female occupier led to safety by F&RS and treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital - accidental - WrL Crawley
WHEAT BAG WARNING FOLLOWING FIRE IN CRAWLEY
An elderly lady from Crawley had to be led to safety by firefighters yesterday after a wheat bag caught fire filling her home with acrid smoke.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the mid terrace bungalow on Ifield Drive just before 4pm yesterday afternoon after the lady, in her nineties, accidentally overheated her wheatbag causing it to ignite inside the microwave. Fortunately, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service had carried out a Home Fire Safety Check at the property and the lady was protected by a Careline System with a specialist 'Firelink' smoke alarm. This meant that an operator at a 24-hr monitoring centre was automatically alerted to the fire and could place an immediate 999 call to the Fire Service. A crew from Crawley arrived within 4 minutes and firefighters were able to bring the lady out to fresh air and safety and ventilate her home using a positive pressure ventilation fan. The lady was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics and subsequently taken to hospital. Wheat bags, heated in microwave ovens, are often used as an additional source of warmth and therapeutic pain relief, but if not used correctly, they can pose a real fire hazard.
 
Call Ref: 15375
Time: 16:04-17:09
Location: HOUSE - MORGANS GREEN, THE HAVEN, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Bonfire - out on control bonfire spread to adjacent conifer tree - tree 50% damaged by fire - 1HR by F&RS - fallen electricity cable cordoned off by F&RS - WrL Billingshurst
 
Call Ref: 15385
Time: 17:35-17:45
Location: KINGS CENTRE SKATE PARK - MOAT ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Fire - bin fire extinguished by F&RS - WrL East Grinstead
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WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15407
Time: 00:26-00:35
Location: THE ESPLANADE, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - bin fire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 15412
Time: 06:08-06:37
Location: A285, UPWALTHAM
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - female driver assisted from car by F&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrLx2 Petworth, HRT Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15424
Time: 10:37-11:35
Location: RIVER ARUN OFF A283 PULBOROUGH
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA officer - 2 stags locked together by their antlers in 3 foot deep river water - 1 stag deceased and 2nd stag injured - stags released by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment - TRU officers x 6
 
Call Ref: 15433
Time: 15:36-15:59
Location: HOUSE - OLD FORT ROAD, SHOREHAM BEACH
Incident: Fire - strong smell of burning in house investigated by F&RS using thermal imaging camera - small fire in curtains caused by low sunlight being refracted on mirror - fire out on arrival of F&RS - accidental - WrL Shoreham, WrL Lancing
WSF&RS advice - always make sure to keep mirrors and ornaments out of direct sunlight and never put them on window sills. Make sure you have working smoke alarms fitted and check them regularly.
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THURSDAY 12 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15482
Time: 18:04-18:46
Location: HOUSE - CRAWLEY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - kitchen fire - 2BA, 1HR and Co2 extinguisher used by F&RS - Red Cross support unit requested due to kitchen damage - elderly female occupier with smoke inhalation given oxygen by F&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance elderly male occupier checked over at the scene by ambulance paramedics but didn't go to hospital - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham, Red Cross Support Unit
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FRIDAY 13 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15495
Time: 08:39-10:09
Location: HOUSE - PURBECK PLACE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: Flooding - internal mains water pump accidentally severed under kitchen sink - electrics isolated by F&RS - water supply isolated by water company rep - salvage carried out by F&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 15507
Time: 13:03-13:32
Location: MANOR ROAD, LANCING
Incident: RTC - car in collision with fence - engine bay of car pierced by post - no persons trapped - car made safe by F&RS
WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15509
Time: 12:36-13:44
Location: BANK - SOUTH ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - discarded smoking materials ignited bin - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15514
Time: 15:17-15:59
Location: FLATS - BRIGHTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Flooding - from upper floor flat entering lower floor flat and affecting electrics - water isolated by F&RS and advice given to occupiers - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15515
Time: 17:07-17:39
Location: A24 JUNCTION SOUTH OF WASHINGTON ROUNDABOUT, WASHINGTON
Incident: RTC - collision involving car and tractor hedge trimmer - no persons trapped - 1 person taken to hospital by ambulance for check up - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15517
Time: 17:13-18:09
Location: INDUSTRIAL UNIT - CHARTWELL ROAD, LANCING
Incident: Fire - fire in sawdust extractor unit - extractor unit dismantled by F&RS to access source of fire - 1HR used to extinguish - accidental
WrL Lancing, WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15531
Time: 23:22-00:14
Location: LATHAM ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: RTC - car overturned on road - elderly male released before arrival of F&RS - 1 further elderly male extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police
WrL Selsey, WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
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SATURDAY 14 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15535
Time: 03:05-03:48
Location: GREENCOURT DRIVE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: Fire - refrigerated van and contents 50% destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - arson
WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 15549
Time: 10:25-10:56
Location: UNDERGROWTH OFF A24, FINDON VALLEY
Incident: Fire - undergrowth on fire - extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Worthing, L4T Storrington
 
Call Ref: 15559
Time: 13:56-14:16
Location: CHIDHAM LANE, CHIDHAM
Incident: Fire - small fire in wooden bus shelter extinguished by F&RS using buckets of water - arson - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15566
Time: 15:32-16:40
Location: SACKVILLE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Fire - undergrowth on fire - 2HRS by F&RS - accidental - WrL East Grinstead, L4T East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 15567
Time: 15:36-15:56
Location: A24 BUCKS BARN - NORTH OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - engine of 1 car still running following rtc - small gear used by F&RS to isolate engine - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15569
Time: 16:56-17:29
Location: WATERSIDE PUB - STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney kit used by F&RS - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15578
Time: 18:22-18:42
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - WOODLAND AVENUE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Bonfire - extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 15582
Time: 19:19-20:06
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - HIGHBANK, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Flooding - coming from under the sink in 1st floor flat - water isolated by F&RS and salvage carried out
WrL Haywards Heath, L4T Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 15584
Time: 19:43-20:55
Location: HOUSE - EAST STREET, AMBERLEY
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney well alight - chimney equipment used by F&RS and advice given to occupier - WrL Storrington
 
Call Ref: 15585
Time: 19:44-20:38
Location: PUB - NYETIMBER LANE, PAGHAM
Incident: Chimney fire in 3 storey building - 1st and 2nd floor heavily smoke logged - building evacuated - 2BA, 2HRs, chimney equipment, thermal imaging camera and small tools used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Bognor
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SUNDAY 15 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15597
Time: 02:13-02:41
Location: HOUSE - KEWILWORTH CLOSE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - involving 10-15 metres of conifer trees - fire spread from stolen and burned out motorbike adjacent to fencing - 2HR and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - incident handed over to police - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15604
Time: 04:38-05:16
Location: CARMAN WALK, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - 2 domestic wheelie bins destroyed by fire - 1 fence panel 60% damaged by fire - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15617
Time: 14:35-14:58
Location: 1st FLOOR WARDEN CONTROLLED FLAT - HORSHAM ROAD, FINDON
Incident: Fire - fire in kichen out on arrival of F&RS - 50% of flat damaged by smoke - flat ventilated by F&RS - accidental
WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15619
Time: 1514-15:30
Location: HOUSE - CENTRAL AVENUE, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - fire in kitchen out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only by F&RS - house ventilated by F&RS - elderly female occupier checked over by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 15630
Time: 17:30-18:34
Location: OFF THE THATCHWAY, ANGMERING
Incident: Animal rescue - sheep trapped in 2 foot of water and mud rescued by TRU officers wearing dry suits and using animal rescue equipment and returned to field - incident left with RSPCA officer - TRU Officersx5
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MONDAY 16 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15641
Time: 05:23-06:10
Location: A285, UPWALTHAM
Incident: RTC - 1 car in collision with wall - 1 male adult extricated by F&RS using heavy cutting equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Chichester, WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15651
Time: 09:17-09:37
Location: BUILDING - PORTLAND ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Dangerous structure - part of seagull deterrent spikes fallen from building and hanging loose over pavement - deterrent removed by F&RS using tools and ladders - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15654
Time: 10:19-10:58
Location: HICKMANS LANE, LINDFIELD
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult given oxygen and extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrLx2 Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15662
Time: 14:26-16:01
Location: 3 STOREY BUILDING - GORING ROAD, GORING
Incident: Fire - 3 storey building used as shop and offices - fire in electrical intake cupboard - 2BA, 2Co2 extinguishers and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing, FIO
 
Call Ref: 15664
Time: 14:54-15:36
Location: HOUSE - SOUTH STREET PARTRIDGE, GREEN
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Partridge Green
 
Call Ref: 15666
Time: 15:41-17:48
Location: HOUSE - CHERRY LANE, BALCOMBE
Incident: Chimney fire - difficult chimney extinguished by F&RS using chimney equipment - advice given to occupier - WrL Haywards Heath
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TUESDAY 17 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15686
Time: 01:04-01:36
Location: ARUNDEL ROAD, ANGMERING
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - one car left the scene before arrival of emergency servics - 2nd car in collision with building - 1 male adult released before arrival of F&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - inspection only by F&RS - incident left with police
WrL East Preston, WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15689
Time: 06:07-06:22
Location: SERVICE STATION OFF M23, PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: Fire - articulated trailer severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - accidental - police in attendance for traffic control
WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15699
Time: 09:49-10:16
Location: HOUSE - BRAMBLE GARDENS, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Flooding - flooding from burst pipe under the kitchen sink - mains isolated by F&RS outside of house - water affecting kitchen, hallway and dining room floors - salvage by F&RS - incident handed over to plumber - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 15715
Time: 16:15-16:27
Location: HOUSE - FELBRIDGE END, IMBERHORNE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Chimney fire - thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 15727
Time: 21:15-21:37
Location: BACK GARDEN OF HOUSE - SOMERSET ROAD, EAST PRESTON
Incident: Bonfire - large out of control bonfire affecting garden fencing - 1 HR by F&RS - 1 middle aged man with smoke inhalation treated by ambulance paramedics - WrL East Preston
 
Call Ref: 15731
Time: 23:40-00:00
Location: BIRCHEN BRIDGE - BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC - 1 car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
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WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15733
Time: 01:29-01:51
Location: IFIELD ROAD, IFIELDWOOD
Incident: RTC - 1 car - 1 female adult released before arrival of F&RS - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police
WrL Horley, WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15754
Time: 12:51-14:23
Location: COUNTY MALL - HASLETT AVENUE, WEST CRAWLEY
Incident: Flooding - severe flooding caused by broken sprinkler head affecting ground and first floor - premises evacuated - electrics isolated by F&RS to numerous retail units and salvage undertaken - incident handed over to shopping centre management
WrLx2 crawley, L4T Crawley, OSU Horley
 
Call Ref: 15760
Time: 14:33-17:39
Location: A280 LONG FURLONG, FINDON
Incident: FATAL RTC - collision involving car and 32 tonne goods vehicle - male driver of car sadly pronounced dead at the scene - lorry driver unhurt - F&RS in attendance assisting police - incident left with police - WrL Worthing, WrL Storrington, HRT Worthing
police report
A 62-year-old man from Storrington was sadly pronounced dead at the scene when his blue Peugeot estate car was involved in a head on collision with a 32 tonne heavy goods vehicle on the A280 at Long Furlong near Findon. Police and emergency services attended the scene at around 2.25pm and the A280 was closed for a number of hours whilst forensic examinations were carried out and highways cleared the debris and oil from the road surface. The lorry driver, a 24-year-old man, also from Storrington, was unhurt.
Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses to the collision to please call 101 quoting Operation Alderbrook.
update- - The 62-year-old man who died has been named as John Sebastian Brown of Amberly Road, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex.
 
Call Ref: 15762
Time: 16:15-16:39
Location: HOUSE - NORTH STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - in 1st floor bedroom - fire out on arrival of F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15776
Time: 19:43-20:01
Location: THE CRESCENT, SOUTHWICK
Incident: Fire - tyres and fence involved in fire - 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
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THURSDAY 19 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15790
Time: 05:47-6:19
Location: BUILDING - TARRING ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Dangerous Structure - scaffolding around building collapsed and blocking road - road cleared by F&RS using small tools - scaffolding company contacted by police - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15792
Time: 07:23-07:53
Location: PETROL STATION FORECOURT - NYTON ROAD, EASTERGATE
Incident: Spillage - 110 litres of diesel leaked from car on garage forecourt - car recovered by AA - spillage sanded by F&RS
WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15797
Time: 09:09-10:04
Location: HEALTH CENTRE CAR PARK - TANYARD LANE, STEYNING
Incident: Fire - 3 cars destroyed by fire - 1 further car damaged by heat and smoke - 2BA, 3HRs by F&RS - accidental - WrL Shoreham
 
Call Ref: 15816
Time: 10:36-11;04
Location: THEATRE LAUNDRY ROOM - HAWTH AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - tumble dryer out on arrival of F&RS - dryer removed to open air - back stage corridor lightly smoke logged - premises ventilated by F&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15820
Time: 14:37-19:03
Location: OLD MILL SHOPPING CENTRE - OLD MILL DRIVE, STORRINGTON
Incident: Gas leak - investigation carried out by gas board - shopping precinct evacuated and road and surrounding area cordoned off by F&RS and police - gas leak repaired by gas board - WrLx2 Storrington
 
Call Ref: 15824
Time: 16:17-16:59
Location: STEPHENSON WAY, THREE BRIDGES, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 moving cars and 2 stationary cars - scene made safe by F&RS - 2 male adults given medical care at the scene by ambulance paramedics and F&RS before being taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15834
Time: 19:32-19:43
Location: REAR OF BLOCK OF FLATS, SOMPTING ROAD, LANCING
Incident: Bin fire - 1HR by F&RS - arson suspected - WrL Lancing
 
Call Ref: 15840
Time: 21:32-21:55
Location: KEEPERS ARMS PUB - TERWICK LANE, TROTTON
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - 2 female adults released and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrLx2 Midhurst
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FRIDAY 20 JANUARY - 2012

Police report
Time: 17:33
Location: A27, CHICHESTER, BETWEEN STOCKBRIDGE ROUNDABOUT & WHYKE ROUNDABOUT.
Incident: FATAL RTC
A 61 yr old male pedestrian crossing the A27 was struck by a Ford Focus car being driven by a Bognor woman. Sadly he died from his injuries at the scene. Police are trying to identify him and contact his family. If you witnessed the incident or saw the pedestrian before the incident please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting operation ANAGRAM.
editors note
This is the third fatal similar accident in 2 months on this stretch of the bypass. see 2 December 2011 & 5 December 2011
fire service report
Call Ref: 15859 Sigitas Jagminas
Time: 17:39-18:16
Location: A27 CHICHESTER BY PASS EASTBOUND
Incident: Fatal RTC - male pedestrian struck by a car - sadly the pedestrian died from his injuries at the scene - fire crews made roadway safe and assisted ambulance paramedics - WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
update - 24 January 2012
Police can now confirm the name of the pedestrian who was killed as Sigitas Jagminas, aged 61. He was a Lithuanian national who has lived in the Chichester area for some time. Sigitas was of no fixed abode at the time of his death.
Sergeant Mel Doyle of Sussex Police's Roads Policing Unit said- "Police would like to encouarge all pedestrians wishing to cross the A27 to do so at designated crossing points only, such as the pedestrian footbridge or the canal underpass."
Since the beginning of December three people have died while crossing the A27 at Chichester.
Police are still appealing for witnesses to this collision to them on 101 quoting Operation Anagram.
 
Call Ref: 15862
Time: 18:51-19:11
Location: FONTWELL ROUNDABOUT A27, FONTWELL
Incident: Fire - car severely damaged by fire - 2HRS by F&RS - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 15870
Time: 23:44-00:03
Location: BLUEBELL WAY, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Fire - fence between leisure centre and cycle path - 1HR by F&RS - suspected arson - WrL Burgess Hill
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SATURDAY 21 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15874
Time: 00:05-00:17
Location: SHOP UNIT - PAGES LANE, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - 1 wheelie bin well alight on arrival of F&RS - 1 HR by F&RS - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Call Ref: 15886
Time: 10:35-11:04
Location: NURSING HOME - SCAYNES HILL ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: Flooding - water leak from 1st floor sluice room affecting electrics and fire alarms - sluice machine and water main isolated by F&RS - advice given - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 15887
Time: 10:34-11:36
Location: LAND SOUTH OF SOUTH STOKE FARM, SOUTH STOKE
Incident: Assistance - man fallen 40 feet down slope - paramedic in attendance - F&RS assisted to transporting man to helicopter - man winched off hill by coastguard helicopter and transported to St. Richards, Chichester - WrL Arundel, HRT Worthing, HRT Horley, TRU Officersx5
 
Call Ref: 15904
Time: 16:33-18:30
Location: EVERSFIELD - SOUTHWATER, HORSHAM
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA - cat 20 foot up tree rescued by F&RS using animal rescue equipment and handed over to RSPCA officer
TRU Officersx4
 
Call Ref: 15905
Time: 17:20-18:26
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - VICTORIA ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - 3 storey block of flats - fire in unoccupied 2nd floor flat - 6BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by F&RS - 25% of flat damaged by fire - remainder damaged by heat and smoke - arson - WrLx3 Worthing, WrL Lancing, CU Bognor, FIO
 
Police Ref: PR38181-2012
Time: 17:20-18:26
Location: HERON COURT, VICTORIA ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Police are investigating an arson attack at Heron Court, Victoria Road, Worthing, at around 5.40pm on Saturday 21 January.
The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service contained the fire and ensured all residents had been safely evacuated. Following an investigation of the scene by fire investigators, the incident is being treated as suspicion. Detective Constable Chris Leech said: "Heron Court counts young families with children and vulnerable people among the residents living there. Arson can easily end in tragedy, as we sadly hear all too often, with fires spreading rapidly and indiscriminately. Thankfully residents took prompt action to evacuate and the fire sevice swiftly dealt with the fire. "I would ask anyone with information that could assist in the investigation to please come forward as soon as possible." The majority of damage was contained to one flat, which has been caused through smoke damage. Police have conducted house-to-house inquiries, gathering forensic evidence and reviewing CCTV as part of the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1282 of 21-1 or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
Call Ref: 15918click to enlarge
Time: 21:26-02:29
Location: NURSING HOME - BARRACK LANE, ALDWICK, BOGNOR
Incident: smell of fumes- 3 storey nursing home - large tub in kitchen emitting fumes from what is believed to be cleaning materials removed from premises by F&RS using BA and gas tight suits - 1 female adult given oxygen following the inhalation of fumes - cordon set up outside building - approx 31 elderly residents remained safely in their rooms and were medically checked over by ambulance paramedics as a precaution
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Chichester, BASU Chichester, Red Cross Support Unit
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Call Ref: 15921
Time: 22:14-22:39
Location: WOODED AREA OFF TOLGATE HILL, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: fire - rubbish on fire in wooded area extinguished by F&RS - arson - WrLx2 Crawley
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SUNDAY 22 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15928
Time: 02:13-03:40
Location: HILLINGDALE - BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Flooding 4 properties affected by flooding from burst water main - 2 pumps and sandbags used by F&RS - OSU used to assist with salvage - WrLx3 Crawley, OSU Horley
 
Call Ref: 15930
Time: 03:54-04:19
Location: 1ST FLOOR FLAT - FERRY ROAD, SHOREHAM BEACH
Incident: Fire - smoke issuing from 1st floor flat - fire on cooker hob - fire out on arrival of F&RS - male occupier assisted from building by F&RS and assessed by ambulance paramedics - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - premises ventilated by F&RS using PPV fan - accidental
WrL Lancing, WrLx2 Shoreham
 
Call Ref: 15937
Time: 10:07-11:48
Location: HOUSE - LONDON ROAD, SLINDON COMMON
Incident: Chimney fire - difficult chimney extinguished by F&RS using chimney kit and ladders - advice given - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 15939
Time: 10:30-11:14
Location: HOUSE AND SHOP - THE STREET, COWFOLD
Incident: Fire - 2 storey building with roof conversion used as house and shop - fire involving air conditioning unit in rear storage area of shop - 5% of rear of shop damaged by fire - 1HR used by F&RS - smoke logging reduced by F&RS using PPV fan - accidental
WrL partridge Green, WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 15942
Time: 11:08-11:31
Location: HOUSE - CHALDON ROAD, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - fire in loft space - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15952
Time: 14:43-15:23
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - GRINSTEAD LANE, LANCING
Incident: Flooding - rear of house caused by blocked drain - blockage cleared by southern water and salvage undertaken by F&RS
WrL Lancing
 
Call Ref: 15956
Time: 16:33-17:54
Location: DITCH OFF OLD CRAWLEY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Animal rescue - cow in ditch containing water - cow removed from ditch using animal rescue equipment and winch - incident left with vet - TRU Officersx4
 
Call Ref: 15967
Time: 21:50-22:21
Location: TITNORE LANE, GORING
Incident: Fire - industrial digger 50% damaged by fire - 2HRs used by F&RS - arson - WrLx2 Worthing
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MONDAY 23 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 15972
Time: 02:21-03:08
Location: HOUSE - ANGLESEY CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - car fire out on arrival of F&RS - arson - car damped down by F&RS to suppress re ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15974
Time: 03:24-05:03
Location: BIN STORE - HAWKHURST WALK, FURNACE GREEN
Incident: Fire - single storey building 1mx2m located adjacent to block of flats - 4BA, 3HRS thermal imaging camera and small tools used by F&RS - suspected arson - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15979
Time: 04:56-07:13
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE REAR OF EXETER CLOSE, TILGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - garage severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRS by F&RS - suspected arson - WrL Horley, WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 15984
Time: 11:30-11:57
Location: CAR PARK BENEATH FLATS - ORCHARD WAY, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Fire - bin on fire in open area in car park underneath 6 floor high rise building - smoke logging to 1st floor of building - 1 female adult given oxygen by F&RS for minor smoke inhalation - building evacuated - 4BA, 1HR by F&RS - WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 16018
Time: 23:17-00:09
Location: HOUSE - CRABLANDS, SELSEY
Incident: Chimney fire - extinguished by F&RS using chimney equipment - advice given to occupier - WrL Selsey
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TUESDAY 24 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16024
Time: 06:01-06:23
Location: LEISURE CENTRE - FELPHAM WAY, FELPHAM
Incident: Fire - 2 skips involved in fire - fire extinguished by F&RS using 2HRS - arson - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 16046
Time: 13:50-14:28
Location: HEATH CENTRE - HAWTHORN ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Smell of Burning - investigated by F&RS - alarm caused by overheated electrical intake - incident left with on site electrician - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 16049
Time: 13:52-14:31
Location: LOWER BOGNOR ROAD, LAGNESS
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - spillage of fuel sanded - traffic control maintained by F&RS until arrival of recovery truck to remove cars from road - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 16066
Time: 23:43-00:24
Location: FLAT - STOKE ABBOTT ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Smoke issuing - smoke coming through overheated wall socket in flat - electricity supply isolated by F&RS - incident handed over to local authority electrician - WrLx2 Worthing
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WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16072
Time: 07:37-07:55
Location: REST HOME - UPPER BOGNOR ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Flooding - flooding from radiator in upstairs lounge into internal office - radiator and electrics isolated by F&RS - incident handed over to plumber - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 16076
Time: 09:12-10:02
Location: HOUSE - OFF HASLINGBOURNE LANE, PETWORTH
Incident: Fire - fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - building heavily smoke logged - damaged items removed - 2BA and PPV fan used by F&RS - female adult with minor smoke inhalation given 1st aid by F&RS - accidental - WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst
 
Call Ref: 16083
Time: 10:39-11:04
Location: HOUSE - MOUNTWOOD ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Selsey
 
Call Ref: 16098
Time: 16:56-17:44
Location: JUNCTION OF IMBERHORNE LANE & TURNERS HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC - collision involving car and van - 1 male adult removed from car by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - incident handed over to police - WrLx2 East Grinstead, WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 16100
Time: 18:40-19:25
Location: FLAT - COMPTON ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: Fire alarm sounding - smell of burning coming from unoccupied flat - entry made by F&RS using small tools after liason with housing association rep - frying pan left on hob - WrL East Grinstead
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THURSDAY 26 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16116
Time: 10:57-11:54
Location: A259, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FATAL RTC - 1 car in collision with lamppost - sadly the male driver was pronounced dead at the scene - air ambulance was in attendance - incident left with police for crash investigation
WrLx2 Littlehampton, HRT Worthing
Sussex Police would like to hear from anyone with information - contact on 101, quoting Operation Barrow
Police Report: PR38231-2012
Time: 10.55am
Location: A259, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FATAL RTC - Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision at 10.55am today on the A259 at Rustington, near to the Sainsbury's roundabout. At this time the exact circumstances of the crash are unclear, but it appears that a vehicle driven by an elderly man has lost control and collided with a lampost and a road sign. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesman said: "The road was closed for three and a half hours whilst officers carried out investigations to establish the cause of the crash.Those enquiries are continuing and we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened to contact police if they haven't already done so. One of the theories that is being looked into is whether the gentleman who died became ill at the wheel of his car." Anyone with information should call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Barrow.
update
The driver who died has now been named as Alan Trigg, 77, of Reef Close, Littlehampton. A postmortem held today, Friday 27 January, has confirmed that Mr Trigg died of a heart attack, and the Coroner's Office has been informed.
 
Call Ref: 16128
Time: 16:25-16:43
Location: HOUSE - HEENE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - in ground floor kitchen - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Call Ref: 16131
Time: 19:09-20:03
Location: FLAT OVER SHOP - HIGH STREET, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Chimney fire - difficult chimney extinguished by F&RS using chimney equipment - WrL Billingshurst
 
Call Ref: 16133
Time: 19:28-20:06
Location: HOUSES - TWYFORD ROAD, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: Weather related - pair of semi detached houses struck by lightning - slight damage to ground floor lounge of 1 house and 5% of roof of 2nd house damaged - no fire or other structural damage to either house - salvage work carried out by F&RS - WrLx2 Worthing
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FRIDAY 27 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16175
Time: 18:44-20:04
Location: HOUSE - THE DRIVE, IFOLD
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Billingshurst
 
Call Ref: 16177
Time: 18:48-19:05
Location: MAIN ROAD, BOSHAM, NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC - collision inolving 2 cars - 1 male driver taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
Call Ref: 16187
Time: 23:15-00:07
Location: BUTLINS HOLIDAY RESORT - UPPER BOGNOR ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - smoke entering restaurant through air vents - building evacuated - fire in external compressor unit out on arrival of F&RS - compressor isolated and inspected by F&RS using thermal imaging camera - incident left with Butlins staff - accidental - WrLx2 Bognor
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SATURDAY 28 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16192
Time: 08:08 - 08:20
Location: BUNGALOW - ALFORD CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - fire in kitchen involving electric cooker - fire out on arrival of F&RS - ventilation carried out by fire crews
WrLx2 Worthing
 
Call Ref: 16196
Time: 10:21-10:41
Location: IMBERHORNE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC - car in collision with pole - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - spillage sanded - incident left with police
WrL East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 16202
Time: 13:24-14:22
Location: HOUSE - PICTS LANE, COWFOLD
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Partridge Green
 
Call Ref: 16204
Time: 15:20-16:43
Location: OFF BOLNEY ROAD, ANSTY
Incident: Person Trapped - male adult trapped under overturned digger - ambulance paramedics in attendance - male adult released by F&RS using airbags, blocks and winch - man taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley, TRU Officersx5
 
Call Ref: 16216
Time: 19:36-19:55
Location: REAR OF HIGHDOWN DRIVE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: Fire - fire in wooded area extinguished by F&RS - suspected arson - police in attendance - WrL Littlehampton
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SUNDAY 29 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16221
Time: 03:04-04:30
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - LEGION WAY, BRACKLESHAM
Incident: Fire - fire in outside electric cupboard - fire out on arrival of F&RS - heat damage to mains cable - inspection only by F&RS - incident handed over to electricity board - accidental - WrL East Wittering
 
Call Ref: 16227
Time: 12:53-13:27
Location: HOUSE - FARHALLS CRESCENT, ROFFEY, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - in kitchen involving cooking - 10% fire damage to kitchen - 90% smoke damage to kitchen - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by F&RS - damaged areas cut away - 1 female adult treated by ambulance paramedics for smoke inhalation - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
Call Ref: 16229
Time: 12:56-16:40
Location: BUILDING SITE - THE BROW, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Bonfire - 5m x 30m pile of wood chippings with smoke issuing from the top - wood chippings turned over and damped down down by F&RS liasing with building contractors and using mechanical digger to assist in breaking down the pile - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 16236
Time: 17:37-18:23
Location: FLAT - BIRCHES ROAD, ROFFEY, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - 3 storey block flats - oven on fire in kitchen of ground floor flat - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher and PPV fan used by F&RS - cat rescued by F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
Police Report : pr38253-2012
Time: 15:50
Location: A259, ALBION STREET, SOUTHWICK
Incident: Emergency services have attended the A259 Albion Street,Southwick after a 2yr old child was in collision with a car. The young girl was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton with serious head and internal injuries. Her condition is described as critical. The road was closed for just over an hour whilst police secured evidence. Any witnesses are asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Boundary.
update
A two-year-old girl who was injured in a collision with a car in Southwick on Sunday is in a stable condition in hospital.
Police attended the A259 Albion Street at approximately 3.50pm yesterday [Sunday 29 January] following the collision with a blue Volvo driven by a 57-year-old woman from Brighton. The girl was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in a critical condition suffering from serious head and internal injuries. She has been transferred to Kings College London and her condition is now described as stable.
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MONDAY 30 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16247
Time: 02:00-02:18
Location: CARAVAN PARK - DURBAN ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - 1 caravan destroyed by fire - 2HRs by F&RS - suspected arson - WrLx2 Bognor
 
Call Ref: 16273
Time: 16:39-16:57
Location: HOUSE - COULSTOCK ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Fire - rubbish on fire - fence, gate and plastic down pipe of house damaged by fire - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - suspected arson - police in attendance - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 16287
Time: 20:13-20:34
Location: HOUSE - HALSFORD PARK ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Fire - bin fire on road outside house - extinguished by F&RS - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 16290
Time: 20:57-21:46
Location: SINGLE STOREY FARM BUILDING - ARDINGLY ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: Fire - building 50mx27m - fuse box severely damaged by fire - 2 Co2 extinguishers and 1 thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - electrics isolated by electricians - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 16293
Time: 21:19-22:05
Location: LOWFIELD HEATH INDUSTRIAL UNIT - CHURCH ROAD, LOWFIELD HEATH
Incident: Fire - large skip well alight on arrival of F&RS - 2HRs by F&RS - police in attendance - unknown cause
WrL Crawley, WrL Horley
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TUESDAY 31 JANUARY - 2012

Call Ref: 16310
Time: 11:02-11:14
Location: HOUSE - SUNNINGDALE ROAD, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - fire in television - fire out on arrival of F&RS - property ventilated by F&RS using PPV fan - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Call Ref: 16323
Time: 12:42-13;02
Location: B2133 - NEWPOUND COMMON, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC - car off road and in collision with tree - male driver released before arrival of F&RS and medically checked by ambulance paramedics at the scene - incident left with police - WrL Billingshurst
 
Call Ref: 16337
Time: 17:57-18:08
Location: SHOP BUILDING - HIGH STREET, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Smell of Smoke - investigated by F&RS using thermal imaging camera - fire caused by discarded smoking materials in basement - extinguished by F&RS - basement ventilated and advice given to occupier - accidental - WrLx2 East Grinstead
Fire fact: Cigarettes burn at 700 degrees and contain chemicals that keep them alight
 
Call Ref: 16338
Time: 18:36-20:03
Location: HOUSE - THE HORDENS, BARNS GREEN
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Billingshurst

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