Fire crews have been called to three fires and three reports of flooding in Brighton and Hove since yesterday lunchtime (Sunday 22 May).
The cause of one of the fires is under investigation, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said.
The fire service said: “At 12.19pm yesterday Hove firefighters were mobilised to Holland Road, Hove, due to flooding, which turned out to be a blocked drain. No action taken by service.
“At 8.13pm yesterday one appliance was sent to Richard Allen Court, Saunders Park View, in Brighton, due to reports of electrics being affected by flooding. Firefighters gained entry and isolated the electrics.
“At 3.24am today (Monday 23 May) Hove firefighters were sent to Sackville Road, in Hove, after reports of electrics being flooded. The leak was isolated by the crew and firefighters spent time salvaging property.
“At 2.31pm yesterday four appliances from Brighton and Hove were mobilised to a kitchen fire in York Road, in Hove.”
“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire, which is now being investigated.
The callout to the kitchen fire came minutes after reports of a fire in Portslade. The fire service said: “At 2.28pm yesterday Hove firefighters were sent to Vale Road, Portslade, after a reported fire in the open, which was out on arrival.
“At 5.49am today an appliance from Hove was sent to Manor Road, Portslade, after reports of a fire in the open, involving tree cuttings. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to tackle the deliberate fire.
“At 9.26pm yesterday an appliance from Roedean was sent to Marine Drive, Roedean, in Brighton, after a car was in collision with a lamppost. Firefighters made the area safe.”
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