Fridge freezer blamed for starting fire in Brighton kitchen

Posted On 03 Dec 2016 at 1:36 am

Firefighters put out a blaze in the kitchen of a second-floor flat in Brighton on Thursday night (1 December) which was started by a fridge freezer.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 9.38pm two appliances from Brighton were sent to Carlton Place, in Brighton, where firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled a second-floor kitchen fire, using one hose reel.

“Transco was requested to attend after a smell of gas was reported emitting from the property.

“A positive pressure ventilation fan was used at the incident and a fire investigation found the cause of the fire to be a fridge freezer.”

Earlier fire crews had tackled a cab ablaze in Elm Grove, Brighton.

They dealt with another couple of incidents involving cars yesterday morning (Friday 2 December).

The fire service said: “At 8.24am Roedean firefighters made a car safe, which was leaking fuel, in Queen’s Park Road, Brighton, using an environmental pack.”

And shortly before 8am two fire engines were sent to help with the aftermath of the crash on the A27 at Hollingbury, involving two cars travelling west,

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