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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - MARCH 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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THURSDAY 1st MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 17853
Time: 11:58-12:34
Location: HOUSE - THE PASTURE, POUND HILL
Incident: Fire - in kitchen - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - ground and 1st floor of house fully smoke logged - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 17857
Time: 13:36-13:49
Location: SHOP AT COUNTY MALL- HASLETT AVENUE, WEST CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - light fitting on fire in shop - fire out on arrival of F&RS - electrics isolated by F&RS - incident left with occupier and on site electricians - WrLx3 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 17875
Time: 20:30-21:12
Location: FLAT - BRIGHTON ROAD, LANCING
Incident: Fire - involving microwave in kitchen - flat heavy smoke logged - microwave removed from flat to open air and flat ventilated by F&RS - elderly female occupier given 1st aid and oxygen by F&RS for the effects of smoke inhalation and given a precautionary check up by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrL Lancing
 
Call Ref: 17877
FIRE AT SHOREHAM POWER STATION
Fifty firefighters from both East and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have been tackling a fire at Shoreham power station which broke out shortly after 8:30m tonight.
The fire is in an auxiliary building at the site which is not being used to generate electricity. The main turbine generator hall is not involved in the fire. Scottish Power, which manages the site, say power supplies will not be affected.
A small number of workers were on site when the fire started. All have been safely accounted for and there are no reports of any injuries.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus operated an inbuilt fire suppression system in the building which knocked down most of the fire. Ground monitors were also used to bring the fire fully under control, and it is now out.
Six fire engines and an Aerial Ladder Platform were mobilised to the scene, plus support vehicles. Sussex Police provided an overview of the fire with footage taken from the South East Air Support Unit helicopter Hotel 900. A cordon was set up around the site for public safety but there was no need for nearby homes to be evacuated.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
 
Police ReportPhoto from Police helicopter Hotel 900 A major fire at Shoreham Power Station has caused local disruption around the A259 in the area.
Sussex Police were called to scene at 8.39pm by West Sussex and Fire Rescue Service who were joined by firefighting colleagues from East Sussex in tackling the blaze.
The immediate area was evacuated, but this did not include any private residences, although a couple of people did leave a small boat that was moored in the vicinity.
Supt Grenville Wilson from Sussex Police said- "Thankfully, there have been no reports of injuries and the sterling work carried out by our colleagues in the fire service enabled a fairly early decision that a large scale evacuation would not be necessary.
We shall, of course, maintain a presence overnight and there are a small number of local road closures. However, unless there is a significant change in the status of the fire, I do not anticipate there will be any more disruptions to the local community."
Photo shows the view of the power station from the south west with the fire clearly shown on the infra red image. Taken by the South East Air Support Unit helicopter Hotel 900.
Fire Service Call Ref: 17877
Time: 20:36-01:45
Location: SHOREHAM POWER STATION OFF A259 SHOREHAM
Incident: Fire - in gas processing unit room in 2 storey building - all persons accounted for - 15% of building damaged by fire, 30% damaged by smoke -FFs wearing BA operated an inbuilt fire suppression system in the building which extinguished most of the fire - fixed hose reels [ground monitors] were also used to bring the fire fully under control - 2 monitors, 1HR, 8BA used by F&RS - Sussex Police provided an overview of the fire from the South East Air Support Unit helicopter Hotel 900 - a cordon was set up around the site for public safety but there was no need for nearby homes to be evacuated - the cause of the fire is under investigation
WrLx2 Hove, WrL Shoreham, WrLx2 Worthing, ALP Worthing, CU Haywards Heath, WrC Burgess Hill, WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Roedean
 
Call Ref: 17899
Time: 22:48-23:26
Location: HOUSE - LYTTON DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - kitchen 20% damaged by fire - light smoke damage to ground floor of house - 2BA, 1HR, 1Co2 extinguisher used by F&RS - house ventilated used PPC fan - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
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FRIDAY 2 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 17937
Time: 15:32-19:07
Location: DEMOLITION SITE - MAYDWELL AVENUE, SLINDON
Incident: Fire - building 30mx60m under demolition - fire involving container of liquid varnish in storage unit - 1 fixed HR, 1 fog HR and 2BA by F&RS - container allowed to burn out under control - accidental
WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Billingshurst, WrL Crawley, L4T Haywards Heath, CU Haywards Heath, WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 17946
Time: 19:55-20:44
Location: ROUNDABOUT - IFIELD AVENUE, IFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - cars parted by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - no persons trapped - WrLx2 Crawley
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SATURDAY 3 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 17958
Time: 01:21-01:49
Location: CHANTONBURY CLOSE, WASHINGTON
Incident: Fire - adjacent to cars - slight damage to exterior of 2 cars - inspection only - fire out on arrival of F&RS - arson - incident left with police - WrL Storrington
 
Call Ref: 17979
Time: 13:57-15:24
Location: DERELICT BUILDING - LONDON ROAD, LOWFIELD HEATH
Incident: Fire - single storey derelict building - 50% of contents severely damaged by fire - 1BA, 1HR by F&RS - arson - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 17981
Time: 14:20-15:43
Location: INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, NIGHTINGALE ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Bonfire - large bonfire involving wooden pallets extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 17982
Time: 14:49-15:25
Location: HOUSE - CHURCH ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: Chimney fire - extinguished by F&RS using chimney equipment - WrL Selsey
 
Call Ref: 18043
Time: 20:17-21:47
Location: PUB - ARUNDEL ROAD, CLAPHAM
Incident: Chimney fire - extinguished by F&RS using ALP and chimney equipment - WrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
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SUNDAY 4 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 18069
Time: 11:47-12:25
Location: PUB - LION LANE, TURNERS HILL
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 18070
Time: 12:46-12:59
Location: FLAT - NORTH PARADE, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - fire involving cooking - fire out on arrival of F&RS - flat smoke logged - flat ventilated by F&RS - accidental
WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 18087
Time: 22:36-23:30
Location: HOUSE - HAMSEY ROAD, SHARPTHORNE
Incident: Chimney fire - difficult chimney fire extinguished by F&RS using chimney equipment, roof ladder and thermal imaging camera
WrL Turners Hill
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MONDAY 5 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 18100
Time: 12:54-13:13
Location: THREE BRIDGES RAILWAY STATION - HASLETT AVENUE, THREE BRIDGES, CRAWLEY
Incident: Lift shut in - due to local area power cut - 1 woman and 1 child released from lift by F&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18109
Time: 16:24-16:52
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - THE BIRCHES, THREE BRIDGES, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - tumble dryer in kitchen involved in fire - 4BA, 3HRS AND PPV fan used by F&RS - - kitchen 100% damaged by heat and smoke - accidental - 2 adult female occupiers given oxygen for smoke inhalation by F&RS but didn't attend hospital - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18114
Time: 18:57-19:28
Location: SOUTH STREET, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC - collision involving a light van and 1 car - no persons trapped - female driver of car assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Midhurst
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TUESDAY 6 MARCH - 2012

Police report
ref- PR38587-2012
Time: 8:45am
Location- Hazelwood, Gossops Green
Incident: 13-year-old seriously injured in Gossops Green hit and run
Emergency services have been called to Gossops Green after an incident in which a 13-year-old pedestrian suffered serious injuries when she was involved in a collision with a car in Hazelwood, Gossops Green, Crawley. At about 8.45am on Tuesday as the victim crossed the road she was struck by a black hatchback style car, which drove off after failing to stop. Anyone who saw the collision, or who has any information about it, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 335 of 6 March.
 
Call Ref: 18130
Time: 08:43-09:39
Location: PUB - PARK ROAD, SLAUGHAM
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS used to extinguish chimney fire - thermal imaging camera used to check roof space
WrLx2 Crawley
 
Police report
Time: 4:45pm
Location- A27 at Lancing near Boundstone College
Incident: Collision involving car and teenage boy on A27, North Lancing
Emergency services have been called to the eastbound A27 at Lancing near Boundstone College after a car and a 14-year old male pedestrian had been in collision. He has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital by air ambulance and the initial assessment is that his injuries are believed to be serious. There is no report of the car driver being injured.
The westbound carriageway was also closed for a time but is now re-opened and the eastbound carriageway is still closed. Drivers are asked to avoid the immediate area if at all possible. Road Policing officers are examining the scene.
Police update
Wednesday 07 March 2012 16:57
Teenage boy in a poorly condition following A27 Lancing RTC
The 14-year-old boy who was injured in a road collision yesterday afternoon on the A27 Lancing is in a poorly condition in hospital. The boy was in collision with a car near the Sir Robert Woodard Academy on the A27 at Lancing eastbound at 4.45pm on Tuesday 6 March. He was flown by the air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with serious injuries. The driver of the car, a 54-year-old Brighton woman, was shocked but unhurt.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to ring 101 quoting serial 1123 of 6-03.
 
Call Ref: 18162
Time: 19:28-20:08
Location: LAUNDERETTE - COMMERCIAL SQUARE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Fire - fire in commercial dryer - 2HRs, 2BA,thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by F&RS
accidental, WrLx2 Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 18170
Time: 21:36-21:50
Location: TERRINGES AVENUE, TARRING
Incident: Fire - 1 fence well alight - 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
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WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 18203
Time: 18:24-19:21
Location: HOUSE - HANDCROSS ROAD, BALCOMBE
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment, ladders, lines and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - advice given to occupier
WrL Turners Hill
 
Call Ref: 18205
Time: 18;05-19:07
Location: JUNCTION OF LYONS FARM RETAIL PARK AND A27 BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult trapped - female adult extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
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THURSDAY 8 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 18222
Time: 11:14-11:28
Location: CHURCH YARD OFF ST MARYS ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: Fire - fire in church yard - fire out on arrival of F&RS - fire caused by discarded smoking materials - WrL Shoreham
 
Call Ref: 18224
Time: 13:05-13:41
Location: PUB - DRAGONS LANE, DRAGONS GREEN
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 18241
Time: 20:11-20:33
Location: NEAR RECREATION CENTRE - TILGATE DRIVE, TILGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by F&RS using 2HRS - extinguished bonfire turned over and damped down
WrL Crawley
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FRIDAY 9 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18257click to enlarge
Time: 11:53-12:50
Location: LAND FILL SITE - LANGHURSTWOOD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Person Trapped - 1 male adult with leg injury treated at the scene by paramedics - 2nd male adult trapped under dumper truck - truck stabilised and man released by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man treated at the scene by Helicopter Emergency Medical Service [HEMS] doctor before being taken to hospital - WrL Horsham, HRT Crawley, TRU Officers x6
PHOTOS
 
Call Ref: 18268
Time: 17:28-17:52
Location: TURNERS HILL CROSSROADS, TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Turners Hill
 
Call Ref: 18273
Time: 18:48-19:17
Location: MAYFLOWER WAY, ANGMERING
Incident: Bonfire - unattended bonfire on open ground extinguished by F&RS using HRS - WrL East Preston, WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 18283
Time: 23:02-23:19
Location: SHOP - LIVERPOOL GARDENS, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - bin alight - fire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - arson - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
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SATURDAY 10 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 18300
Time: 08:28-08:58
Location: MULTI SCREEN CINEMA - CHICHESTER GATE, CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - electrical fire in walkway lighting of ground floor cinema room - fire out on arrival of F&RS - electrics isolated and advice given by F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester
 
Call Ref: 18302
Time: 09:36-10:32
Location: HOUSE - THE FLEET, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: Fire - chip pan on fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection made by F&RS using thermal imaging camera - 100% of kitchen damaged by heat and smoke - minor smoke damage to remainder of house - 1st aid and oxygen given to elderly female occupier suffering with minor burns and smoke inhalation by ambulance paramedics before she was taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental
WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 18311
Time: 16:02-20:04
Location: HOUSE - EASTHAMPNETT LANE, EASTHAMPNETT, CHICHESTER
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 18314
Time: 16:49-17:32
Location: A283 JUNCTION WITH A285 PETWORTH
Incident: FATAL RTC - motorcycle in collision with car - sadly the male motorcyclist died at the scene - male driver of car taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Petworth
Police report
Saturday 10th March 2012 - 4.45pm
Police Report Reference- PR38597-2012
Motorcyclist killed in Petworth collision
A motorcyclist has been killed and a driver seriously injured following a collision on the A285, Petworth, at the junction of Haslingbourne Lane at around 4.45pm on Saturday 10 March. The 41-year-old man from Liss, Hampshire, was riding a red Yamaha R1 when he collided with a blue Volvo S60. Sadly emergency services were unable to save the man's life and he died at the scene. The 37-year-old man from Bognor Regis driving the Volvo was taken to St Richard's hospital, Chichester, with serious injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Columbia.
police report and updates
 
Call Ref: 18322
Time: 18:38-19:18
Location: A283 EGDEAN
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - female adult released before arrival of F&RS - 1st aid carried out by F&RS before the lady was taken to hospital by ambulance -WrLx2 Petworth
 
Call Ref: 18326
Time: 19:15-19:45
Location: A27 JUNCTION WITH SOMPTING ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC - 1 overturned car - no persons trapped - car righted by F&RS and road cleared and sanded - WrL Worthing
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SUNDAY 11 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 18343
Time: 05:15-05:40
Location: GOFFS PARK, OLD HORSHAM ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - plastic road barriers involved in fire - fire extinguished by F&RS - arson - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18350
Time: 12:32-12:57
Location: BRACKEN CLOSE, STORRINGTON
Incident: Gas leak - external gas pipe ruptured by digger - leak patched by F&RS and nearby bonfire extinguished using 1HR - incident handed over to Gas Board - WrL Storrington, WrL Steyning
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MONDAY 12 MARCH - 2012

Call Ref: 18373
Time: 02:16-02:39
Location: PARKSIDE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - 4 bins well alight - 1HR used by F&RS - arson - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18390
Time: 11:13-11:50
Location: FLANSHAM PARK, FLANSHAM, BOGNOR
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA officer - cat trapped on 2nd floor peaked roof of house - cat rescued by F&RS using extension ladder and roof ladder - cat left in the care of RSPCA officer - WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 18395
Time: 12:14-13:57
Location: HOUSE - SANDYGATE LANE, LOWER BEEDING
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Horsham
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TUESDAY 13 MARCH - 2012

Call Ref: 18430
Time: 11:24-12:04
Location: PUB - DENGE LANE, HALNAKER
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment and ladder used by F&RS - WrL Chichester
Chimney fires can spread to the rest of your property so always call the Fire Service if you have a chimney fire.
 
Call Ref: 18448
Time: 15:45-16:02
Location: FIELD REAR OF CHILTINGTON CLOSE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Fire - fire in field extinguished by F&RS - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Call Ref: 18450
Time: 15:50-16:09
Location: WOODED AREA OFF WOODFIELD ROAD, NORTHGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - tent on fire - fire smothered by F&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18456
Time: 17:57-18:28
Location: PUB - OLD ROAD, HENLEY
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given - WrL Midhurst
If you have had a chimney fire it is essential that you have your flue inspected by a competent person to ensure it has not been damaged. The chimney must also be properly cleaned before using the fire again.
 
Call Ref: 18461
Time: 21:12-12:50
Location: PUB - SOUTH STREET, CUCKFIELD
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given - WrL Haywards Heath,
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WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH - 2012

Call Ref: 18465
Time: 02:45-03:06
Location: PUB CAR PARK - LABURNUM GROVE, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - 4x4 car destroyed by fire - 6 foot of fencing damaged by fire - 2HRS by F&RS - possible arson - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 18483
Time: 09:42-10;08
Location: NEAR NEW HOUSING ESTATE - A259 ELBRIDGE
Incident: RTC - collision involving van and single decker bus - no persons trapped - passengers assessed at scene by ambulance paramedics - no casualties - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 18498
Time: 16;08-16:47
Location: OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: RTC - collision involving 6 cars - road closed - 1 elderly man extricated from car by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Worthing, WrL Shoreham, HRT Worthing
 
Call Ref: 18511
Time: 21:38-21:58
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - BOOTH ROAD, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - fire in microwave oven in kitchen of ground floor flat - fire out on arrival of F&RS but kitchen smoke logged - 2BA, 1PPV fan used by F&RS to assist in removing smoke - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18514
Time: 22:34-23:44
Location: THATCHED HOUSE - CLIMPING STREET, CLIMPING
Incident: Chimney fire - 1HR used to protect thatched roof of house - chimney fire extinguished - 3HRs, 1 fogging HR and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS
WrLx2 Littlehampton, WrL Arundel, WrL Bognor, CU Bognor, WrC Littlehampton, WrL East Preston
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THURSDAY 15 MARCH - 2012

Call Ref: 18523
Time: 08:39-09:07
Location: CIVIL AMENITY SITE - BRIGHTON ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: Fire - large skip of household waste on fire - 2HRS used by F&RS - accidental - WrL Shoreham, WrL Lancing
 
Call Ref: 18540
Time: 14:53-15:29
Location: JUNCTION OF SPITALFIELD LANE AND COLLEGE LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC - collision involving a car and motorbike - male motorcyclist taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 18547
Time: 18:47-19:36
Location: 2 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - SOUTH HOLMES ROAD, ROFFEY
Incident: Fire - in 1st floor flat caused by cooking left on stove - flat heavily smoke logged - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by F&RS -accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
Call Ref: 18552
Time: 21:07-22:00
Location: HOUSE - OLDLANDS AVENUE, BALCOMBE
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
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FRIDAY 16 MARCH - 2012

Call Ref: 18556
Time: 02:02-03:42
Location: MOTOR REPAIR GARAGE - BRIDGE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - single storey industrial unit used as garage workshop - 1HR, 1 fixed HR, 6BA used by F&RS - 2 propane cylinders and 1 argon cylinder confirmed as empty - 1 further argon cylinder cooled - 50% of unit damaged by fire and smoke - adjacent unit damaged by smoke - cause of fire under investigation
WrLx3 Worthing, WrL Lancing, CU Bognor, WrLx2 Shoreham, WrC Littlehampton, WrL Littlehampton
police report
Police investigate Worthing garage fire
police Reference- PR38644-2012
Police are seeking witnesses after fire damaged a Worthing garage. The fire, at Central Autos in Bridge Road, Broadwater, was spotted by a passing ambulance crew just after 2am on Friday 16 March. Nobody was on the premises and no nearby evacuations were necessary. Firefighters extinguished the blaze by 4am.
The cause of the fire was not initially established but on Friday morning it was being treated as suspicious and the scene was being examined by police scenes of crime officers working with fire investigators.
Detective Constable Jon Stadius said- "We would like anyone who was in the Broadwater area in the early hours this Friday and who saw any suspicious activity, to contact us via 101 quoting serial 0087 of 16-3. Also Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
UPDATE
FRIDAY AFTERNOON 16 MARCH
Police and fire investigators have now established that this was arson. Doors to a portakabin at the front of the building had been forced and the fire started inside that cabin, which was badly damaged. Some fire damage was also caused to the rest of the building.
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MONDAY 19 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18661
Time: 05:12-06:47
Location: FLAT - GRATWICKE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FATAL FIRE - 3 storey terraced building converted into 2 flats, fire in top flat [maisonette - comprising of first & second floor] - Fire in flat and roof well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - on entering the maisonette firefighters found one male casualty but unfortunately he was already deceased - fire extinguished using 3xHPHR [High Pressure Hose Reels], 1xJet, TIC, HYD - Cause under investigation by FIO who remains on the scene working alongside the Police
WrLx3 Worthing, WrL Lancing, WrL Shoreham, WrL East Preston, CSU Bognor Regis, BASU Shoreham
 
Police Report Ref: PR38656-2012
Time: 05:15
Location: WORTHING
Incident: MAN DIES IN FIRE
Emergency services were called to the scene of a fire in which a man died in Worthing this morning.
Calls came in from 5.15am to a fire at a house in Gratwicke Road, and both that address and houses on either side were temporarily evacuated.The body of a man was found in the first floor flat. It is believed to be that of the occupant who lived alone there, and preliminary indications are that the fire started in that flat. The cause of the fire is is currently unexplained although at this early stage there is no immediate evidence to suggest that it is suspicious. Police will work with fire investigators to examine the circumstances. There are no reports of of any other injuries.
 
Fire Service report
Incident: MAN FOUND DEAD IN WORTHING FLAT FIRE
A man has been found dead by firefighters attending a flat fire in Worthing this morning.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the first floor maisonette in Gratwicke Road at 5.12am this morning after the alarm was raised by a neighbour hearing the windows of the converted terraced house blow out. After dialling 999 the brave neighbour attempted to enter the flat but was beaten back by fire, intense heat and thick smoke. Two fire engines from Worthing were on the scene within minutes and while one team wearing breathing apparatus conducted a search of the property a second crew very quickly brought the fire under control using hose reels to stop it spreading to neighbouring properties. On entering the second floor of the maisonette firefighters discovered one male casualty but unfortunately the man was already deceased. Fire Investigation Officers are currently at the scene working alongside the Police to establish the cause of the fire which is believed to have started in the lounge area of the maisonette. At this stage there is no evidence to suggest that the fire is suspicious.
 
POLICE UPDATE
21 March 2012
Police believe the man who tragically died in a fire at a flat in Gratwicke Road, Worthing, on 19 March is the occupant. The fire is not being treated as suspicious.
Although the man has not been officially identified he is believed to be Peter Lester, aged 65. His family have been informed.
 
FIRE SERVICE UPDATE ON FATAL FLAT FIRE IN WORTHING
21 March 2012
Fire investigation officers remained at the scene working alongside the Police to determine the cause of the fire. Due to the extent of the damage the precise cause of the incident is still being established but early indications are that it could have been due to discarded smoking materials. It is thought that the incident was of accidental ignition.
The maisonette had two smoke alarms fitted but unfortunately neither of them had batteries in. Had they been in working order the fire might have been detected a lot earlier and it could have saved a life. West Sussex Fire & Rescue service urge residents to ensure they have a working smoke alarm in their property and to make sure it is regularly tested.
 
Call Ref: 18687
Time: 16:48-17:20
Location: HOUSE - MULBERRY ROAD, LANGLEY GREEN
Incident: Fire - smoke issuing from kitchen - chip pan fire - 2BA, 1 Co2 extinguisher used by F&RS - PPV fan used to assist in clearing smoke - male adult occupier treated by ambulance paramedics for minor smoke inhalation and slight burn to hand - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18688
Time: 17:15-17:39
Location: A259 JUNCTION WITH FERRY ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC - collision involving 3 cars - 3 male adults released before arrival of F&RS and treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 18691
Time: 17:53-18:13
Location: SHRIPNEY ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC - 1 car off road - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 18695
Time: 18:25-20:25
Location: FLAT - HARRISON ROAD, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: Animal Rescue - kitten in cavity wall of kitchen - kitten located by TRU officers using a snake eye camera and released using small tools - kitten left with owner - TRU Officersx3
 
Call Ref: 18709
Time: 20:57-21:29
Location: DRY CLEANERS - NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - smoke issuing from ground floor shop - tumble dryer on fire at rear of shop - 2BA, 2HRS and PPV fan used by F&RS - tumble dryer removed to open air - accidental - female adult taken to hospital with slight smoke inhalation - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester
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TUESDAY 20 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18731
Time: 13:15-13:33
Location: SUPERSTORE - NEW ROAD, RUSTINGTON
Incident: RTC - 1 car in collision with wall - elderly female driver released from car before the arrival of F&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - Police in attendance - WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 18737
Time: 14:29-14:43
Location: WOODED AREA BETWEEN HASLETT AVENUE AND STEPHENSON WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - fire in undergrowth extinguished by F&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18738
Time: 14:43-14:55
Location: HENDERSON ROAD, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - tree and undergrowth fire extinguished by F&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Police report Ref: - PR38684-2012
Time: 18:15
Location: BURY HILL, Nr PULBOROUGH
Incident: Police are advising drivers of traffic disruption, following a serious collision involving a motorcycle and HGV lorry at Bury Hill, Bury near Pulborough, at around 4.35pm today.
The motorcyclist was riding a green Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle when he collided with a white Man HGV lorry.
The motorcyclist, believed to be in his 30s, has been taken by ambulance to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, with serious and potentially life-changing injuries. The road is currently closed in both directions. Police are working to open the road as soon as possible, which is expected to be in the next two hours.
Police and other emergency services would like to thank road users for their patience and understanding at this time while the road is made safe for use and collision investigation officers gather evidence. The 27-year-old driver from Gateshead was uninjured in the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1132
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WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18760
Time: 10:46-10:58
Location: CHRISTS HOSPITAL, CHRISTS HOSPITAL ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - fire in industrial skip - extinguished by WSFRS using 2HR - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 18785
Time: 18:13-18:26
Location: STATION WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - electrical fire in car - out on arrival - inspection only by WSFRS - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18791
Time: 20:12-20:18
Location: CHALCRAFT LANE, NORTH BERSTED
Incident: Fire - fire on open land - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor Regis
 
Call Ref: 18793
Time: 23:25-23:40
Location: SAMPHIRE CLOSE, BROADFIELD
Incident: Fire - rubbish alight on open land - extinguished by WSFRS using hose reel - WrL Crawley
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THURSDAY 22 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18818
Time: 14:09-15:34
Location: OAKHURST, SAYERS COMMON
Incident: Animal Rescue - cat trapped between garage and wall - released by WSFRS using small gear - incident left with RSPCA - TRU
 
Call Ref: 18820
Time: 15:27-15:43
Location: CARMEN WALK, BROADFIELD
Incident: Fire - bin fire in wooded area - extinguished by WSFRS - possible deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18825
Time: 18:11-18:39
Location: IN LAYBY OFF CAR PARK, AVENUE DE CHATRES, CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - car well alight - extinguished using 2BA, 2 hose reels - accidental ignition - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 18832
Time: 19:33-19:47
Location: HOUSE, HYDE LANE, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: Fire - kitchen fire involving chip pan - fire out on arrival - pan removed to open air - two casualties treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics - advice given by WSFRS - accidental ignition - WrL Steyning
 
Call Ref: 18833
Time: 19:39-20:13
Location: IRONSBOTTOM SIDLOW
Incident: Fire - van alight on public highway - extinguished using 2BA, 2HR, 1 Hydrant - accidental ignition - WrL Horley
 
Call Ref: 18834
Time: 19:54-20:06
Location: CURTEYS WALK, BEWBUSH
Incident: Fire - bin fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18836
Time: 22:43-22:55
Location: FIELD OFF HONEYSUCKLE WALK, ROFFEY
Incident: Fire - fire in open ground - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
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FRIDAY 23 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18851
Time: 12:53-13:35
Location: HOUSE - SOUTH FARM ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - advice given to occupier - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Call Ref: 18862
Time: 13:27-13:59
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD, SOUTHGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - area of grassland - fire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18864
Time: 13:38-14:05
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - WOLDHURSTLEA CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - fire in kitchen - kitchen smoke logged - fire out on arrival of F&RS - PPV fan used to assist in clearing smoke - accidental
WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 18876
Time: 17:04-17:43
Location: FIELD ADJACENT TO COOME HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Bonfire - large bonfire in close proximity to garden shed and hedges - fire relocated away from properties using a mechanical digger and area damped down by F&RS using 1HR - WrL East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 18887
Time: 20:56-22:40
Location: TERRACED HOUSE - SWIFT LANE, LANGLEY GREEN
Incident: Fire - in 1st floor bedroom and porch of house - 8BA, 3HRS used by F&RS - damaged areas cut away - elderly female with smoke inhalation treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - incident under investigation
WrLx3 Crawley, WrL Horley, CU Haywards Heath, Red Cross Support Unit, FIO
 
Call Ref: 18896
Time: 22:44-23:17
Location: HENFIELD ROAD, HENFIELD
Incident: FATAL RTC - car in collision with tree - male driver sadly confirmed deceased at the scene - scene made safe by F&RS - ambulance paramedics and Dr in attendance - WrL Shoreham, WrL Steyning, HRT Worthing Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Hybrid.
Police report:
Fatal Upper Beeding collision
Time: 10.45pm
Location: A2037 Henfield Road, Upper Beeding
Incident: Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Upper Beeding tonight. An 82-year-old man from Henfield died as a result of the collision on the A2037 Henfield Road. At around 10.45pm a Peugeot 207 left the road and collided with a tree near to Blesswell Farm. Officers investigating the cause of the collision would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the car shortly before the collision or anyone who witnessed the collision take place.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Hybrid.
The man who died in a collision has been named as 82-year-old Leonard Page of Parsonage Road, Henfield.
 
Call Ref: 18897
Time: 23:13-23:49
Location: ALLEYWAY OFF MANOR HALL ROAD, SOUTHWICK
Incident: Fire - bin fire extinguished by F&RS - possible arson - WrL Steyning
 
Call Ref: 18898
Time: 23:21-00:29
Location: ROW OF DOMESTIC GARAGES - HUDSON CLOSE, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - 1 domestic mid terraced garage severely damaged by fire - adjacent roof spaces of 5 garages damaged by fire - 4BA, 2HRS by F&RS - possible arson - WrLx2 Worthing
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SATURDAY 24 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18900
Time: 00:24-00:51
Location: FOREST ROAD, PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: RTC - 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - car removed from road by F&RS using HRT - incident left with police
WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18940
Time: 12:35-13:41
Location: A285, DUNCTON
Incident: RTC - car and 2 motorcycles - 1 male motorcyclist with leg injuries taken to hospital by ambulance - all vehicles made safe by F&RS - small spillage of fuel made safe - WrL Petworth
 
Call Ref: 18947
Time: 14:42-15:03
Location: TILGATE PARK, TITMUS DRIVE, TILGATE
Incident: Fire - bin well alight on arrival of F&RS - fire caused by discarded disposable barbecue - 1HR used by F&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 18951
Time: 15:06-15:36
Location: BUILDING - THE BROADWAY, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Flooding - water leaking from 1st floor flat into ground floor restaurant area - entry made to flat and water isolated - electrics isolated in restaurant - incident left with restaurant manager - advice given by F&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 18954
Time: 16:05-16:33
Location: FLATT ROAD, NUTBOURNE
Incident: Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 18971
Time: 22:45-23:02
Location: SHOPS - DORSTEN SQUARE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - in post box extinguished by F&RS using 1 Co2 extinguisher - arson - WrL Crawley
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SUNDAY 25 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 18996
Time: 14:53-15:22
Location: CUCKFILD ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC - 1 car in collision with telegraph pole - car overturned - no persons trapped - female driver taken to hospital by ambulance - telegraph pole made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 19009
Time: 21:39-21:55
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - SELDEN ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - 2 storey block of flats - fire in ground floor flat caused by cooking - fire out on arrival of F&RS - elderly male occupier assisted from flat by F&RS and given oxygen - man taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics for treatment for possible smoke inhalation - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Lancing
 
Call Ref: 19012
Time: 23:14-00:30
Location: CAR PARK - MAPLEDOWN CLOSE, SOUTHWATER, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - 1 van, fence and 2 bins destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by F&RS - damaged area damped down and turned over - possible arson - WrLx2 Horsham
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MONDAY 26 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 19027
Time: 00:47-01:06
Location: HOUSE - FIVE ACRES, NORTHGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - car 60% damaged by fire - neighbouring car 5% damaged by smoke and heat - 2BA, 2HRS by F&RS - accidental
WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19035
Time: 01:05-02:03
Location: MOWBRAY DRIVE BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - 2 cars 75% destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2 HR, 1 dry powder extinguisher used by F&RS - possible arson - incident left with police - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19046
Time: 13:41-14:54
Location: FARMLAND OFF OLD QUAY ROAD, APPLEDRAM NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - approx 200 tyres on fire - 2HRs used by F&RS - area damped down and turned over by F&RS assisted by farmers machinery - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor, WrL Havant, WrC Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 19053
Time: 14:40-15:02
Location: HOUSE - BELSIZE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - fire in cavity wall of house following DIY work - fire out on arrival of F&RS - 1 HR used by F&RS to cool wall - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
 
Call Ref: 19061
Time: 15:57-16:54
Location: JUNCTION OF FRIDAY STREET AND CAPEL ROAD, RUSPER
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult trapped - car stabilised and man extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19066
Time: 17:58-18:09
Location: ALLEYWAY OFF YORK ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: Fire - hedge on fire - fire out on arrival of F&RS - area damped down using 1HR - possible arson - WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 19077
Time: 18:51-20:05
Location: HEYSHOTT COMMON OFF BEXS LANE, HEYSHOTT
Incident: Fire - approx ½ acre of undergrowth and deep seated peat involved in fire - 3HRs and beaters used by F&RS - surrounded area damped down to protect nearby crops - accidental - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth, L4T Midhurst, L4T Petworth
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TUESDAY 27 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 19110
Time: 11:09-11:22
Location: HOUSE - MILL LANE, RUNCTON NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: Fire - fire in washing machine in kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - washing machine removed outside house - accidental
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 19118
Time: 14:11-14:24
Location: ROUNDABOUT junction COACHMANS DRIVE & WOODMANS HILL, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - fire in undergrowth - 1 HR used by F&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19126
Time: 16:16-16:27
Location: BELMONT STREET, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - bin fire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - possible arson - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 19130
Time: 17:22-17:35
Location: HOUSE - FRESHFIELDS CLOSE, LANCING
Incident: Fire - kitchen fire involving cooking - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection and ventilation by F&RS - advice given to occupier - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
Call Ref: 19139
Time: 19:34-20:30
Location: OFF LITTLE EAST STREET, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Fire - fires in undergrowth - beaters used by F&RS - possible arson - WrL Billingshurst, L4T Horsham
 
Call Ref: 19141
Time: 19:45-20:05
Location: SHOPS BROADFIELD BARTON, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - 2 bins in wheelie bin store destroyed by fire - 100% smoke damage to bin store - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
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WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 19157
Time: 06:25-06:51
Location: WEST PARK, ALDWICK ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - fire in clothing recycling bin - 1HR by F&RS - possible arson - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 19167
Time: 11:04-12:40
Location: 2 STOREY CHALET BUNGALOW - VALLEY ROAD, SOMPTING
Incident: Fire - in roof space of chalet bungalow - 90% of roof space damaged by fire - 50% of 1st floor damaged by smoke, 10% of ground floor damaged by smoke - 6BA, 4HRS by F&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - female occupier given 1st aid by F&RS for minor burns - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Shoreham, Red Cross Support Unit
 
Call Ref: 19190
Time: 16:44-16:58
Location: CHILDRENS PLAYGROUND, SOUTHFIELDS ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: Fire - tyres in childrens play area on fire - 1HR by F&RS - arson - police in attendance - WrL Littlehampton
 
Call Ref: 19191
Time: 16:44-16:57
Location: KIRDFORD ROAD, IFIELD
Incident: Fire - hedge on fire - 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19192
Time: 16:56-17:28
Location: HOUSE - MILL LANE, BALCOMBE
Incident: Fire - hedge well alight on arrival of F&RS - 1HR used - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 19193
Time: 17:03-17:23
Location: FITNESS CENTRE - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Fire - smoke issuing - fire in 1st floor kitchen - 2BA, 1 Co2 extinguisher by F&RS - power supply isolated - accidental
WrL East Grinstead
 
Call Ref: 19211
Time: 19:42-21:19
Location: 3 STOREY HOUSE - WINDMILL LANE, HENFIELD
Incident: Fire - in ground floor kitchen - fire then spread externally to roof space - 25% fire damage to ground floor of house - remainder of house damaged by smoke and heat - 8BA, 4HRS, ladders and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - salvage undertaken - 1 elderly male and 1 elderly female occupier treated for the effects of minor smoke inhalation at the scene by Red Cross Support Unit - accidental
WrL Partridge Green, WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Steyning, WrL Henfield, ICU Haywards Heath, red cross support Unit
 
Call Ref: 19215
Time: 21:15-21:42
Location: TRAFALGAR GARDENS, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - skip fire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrL Crawley
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THURSDAY 29 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 19244
Time: 12:12- 12:44
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - STATION ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Lift shut in - 1 female adult struck in lift - lady released by F&RS using small tools - WrL Partridge Green
 
Police report
Time: 13.30
Location: SHAKESPEARE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC - collision involving pedestrian & motorcycle
Police are appealing for witnesses to urgently come forward after a woman was involved in a collision with a motorcyclist in Shakespeare Road, Worthing just after 1.30pm today.
Officers are currently carrying out an extensive search of the area as the rider of the bike left the scene immediately after the incident happened. They would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and/or saw a blue motorcycle riding along Richardson Road and Wickham Road shortly after the incident. They would also like to hear from anyone who saw a man with a black rucksack running along Shakespear Road, Richardson Road and Beccles Road. The woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Shakespeare Road is closed at the junctions with Cowper Road and Richmond Road whilst officers examine the scene.
 
Call Ref: 19215
POLICE UPDATE
17:41
A man has been arrested with regard to the above incident - Police reports
 
Call Ref: 19255
Time: 16:43-17:17
Location: FIELD OFF BEECH HILL, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Fire - approx 20 metres of bush and grass on fire - fire extinguished by F&RS using backpack water sprayers
WrL Haywards Heath, L4T Haywards Heath
 
Call Ref: 19259
Time: 17:45-18:11
Location: CHILDRENS NURSERY - MAIN ROAD, SOUTHBOURNE
Incident: Gas leak - nursery evacuated before arrival of F&RS - gas leak isolated by F&RS and building ventilated naturally assisted by F&RS using PPV fan - incident handed over to gas board - WrL East Wittering, WrL Emsworth [HF&RS]
 
Call Ref: 19262
Time: 17:56-18:10
Location: HOUSE - DOWER WALK, GOSSOPS GREEN
Incident: Fire - fire involving chip pan in ground floor kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - kitchen ventilated by F&RS using PPV fan - elderly female occupier given oxygen by F&RS and treated by ambulance paramedics for minor burn - accident - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19265
Time: 18:29-18:47
Location: DITCH - CORNER OF ROOKWOOD ROAD & SHEEPWASH LANE, WEST WITTERING
Incident: Fire - fire in ditch caused by discarded smoking materials - 1HR used by F&RS - WrL East Wittering
 
Call Ref: 19271
Time: 19:41-19:50
Location: MARINE PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: Fire - bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by F&RS - WrL Worthing
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FRIDAY 30 MARCH - 2012


 
Call Ref: 19292
Time: 11:09-12:17
Location: HOUSE - WINEHAM LANE WINEHAM
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA - cat believed to have been up tree for 3 days - cat rescued by F&RS using ALP and left in the care of RSPCA officer -ALP Worthing, TRU Officer
 
Call Ref: 19308
Time: 13:13-14:35
Location: WOODS, GRAFFHAM [RURAL LOCATION]
Incident: Fire - area of shrub land and undergrowth alight in woods - beaters and water back packs used by F&RS - possible arson
WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth
 
Call Ref: 19317
Time: 15:10-15:36
Location: HORSHAM PARK, HURST ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire - fire in park started by youths playing with fire - fire extinguished by F&RS using buckets of water - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 19326
Time: 20:26-21:02
Location: BIN STORE REAR OF FLATS - BROADFIELD PLACE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - single storey bin store 2m x 3m 20% damaged by fire and 50% damaged by smoke - 1 wheelie bin destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR, 1 thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - electricity supply to shed isolated - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19328
Time: 20:51-22:19
Location: REAR OF TERRACED HOUSE - WEST STREET, CRAWLEY
Incident: Fire - 1 shed at the rear of terraced house destroyed by fire - exterior of adjacent house severely damaged by fire and radiated heat - loft space of house inspected for signs of fire by FFs using BA - no fire in loft space - 2BA, 2HRs, thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by F&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - possible arson - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19341
Time: 21:31- 21:57
Location: LEECHPOOL WOODS OFF HARWOOD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Bonfire - unattended bonfire in woodland extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - surrounding area damped down - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 19348
Time: 22:39-00:47
Location: WOODMAN HILL, CRAWLEY
Incident: Flooding - burst water main flooding roadway - 1 portable pump used by F&RS to redirect flood water away from houses - water main isolated by water authority - road closed for emergency repairs - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Police report reference- 1416-29.03.12
Time: midnight
Location: B2133 HARBOLETS ROAD, ADVERSANE
Incident: RTC - Serious Road Crash Adversane
At midnight on the B2133 Harbolets Road, Adversane there was a collision invovling a pedal cyclist and an unknown vehicle. The pedal cyclist a 44 yr old male from the Horsham area suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Worthing Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or who may have seen either vehicle or a white car derived van with sign writing in the area at the time of the collision to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Gwent.
Police are also keen to speak with a male who was driving a small red car who stopped to help at the scene.
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SATURDAY 31 MARCH - 2012


Call Ref: 19364
Time: 10:03-10:52
Location: HOUSE - PENFOLD ROAD, MAIDENBOWER
Incident: Flooding - internal burst water pipe affecting 1st floor bathroom and ground floor kitchen - electrics and water supply isolated by F&RS - advice given - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19360
Time: 11:22-11:51
Location: OLIVER WHITBY ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC - collision involving 5 cars - 1 female passenger assisted from 1 car by ambulance paramedics and given 1st aid at the scene - 1 elderly male assisted from 2nd car and given medical assessment by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Chichester
 
Call Ref: 19369
Time: 12:55-16:28
Location: GEORGE HOUSE, MANOR ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: FATAL FIRE
An elderly male has been found dead by firefighters called to a block of flats in Selsey. West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called by a concerned neighbour reporting a smell of smoke from the flat in George House, Manor Rd, Selsey just before 1pm today.
Fire crews forced entry to the flat and found a small fire in the kitchen area that was already out. The deceased man was located in the bedroom. The cause of death is unknown and the fire is under investigation but it is thought to have started accidentally. The flat was fitted with a smoke alarm but it was found to have no battery in. - WrL Selsey, FIO
 
Call Ref: 19372
Time: 13:41-14:04
Location: ACACIA GROVE COPTHORNE ROAD, COPTHORNE
Incident: Fire - skip well alight on arrival of F&RS - 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Call Ref: 19379
Time: 15:58-16:53
Location: HOUSE - OKEHURST ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given - WrL Billingshurst
 
Call Ref: 19387
Time: 17:56-18:00
Location: CROSSBUSH LANE, CROSSBUSH NEAR ARUNDEL
Incident: Fire - area of hedgerow on fire - 1HR by F&RS - fire caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials - WrL Arundel
 
Call Ref: 19402
Time: 18:59-19:50
Location: RIVER BANK OFF BROOKS LANE, BOGNOR
Incident: Fire - 20mx20m of reeds well alight - 2HRS by F&RS - WrL Bognor
 
Call Ref: 19408
Time: 20:09-20:29
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - LONGFIELD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Horsham
 
Call Ref: 19411
Time: 23:05-23:30
Location: PUB - HIGH STREET, STEYNING
Incident: Fire - smell of smoke in pub cellar - cellar investigated by F&RS using thermal imaging camera - fire in cellar hatch door to outside pavement - 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrL Shoreham, WrL Worthing
 
 
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