Fire crews called out to blaze, flood and stuck lift – and steam triggering a false alarm

Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 5:44 pm

Firefighters from Brighton and Hove were called out to deal with a blaze, flood and broken down lift – and steam triggering a false alarm – in the space of a single shift.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that firefighters from Brighton were sent to tackle a car fire in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 9 February).

The fire service said: “At 12.32am Preston Circus firefighters were called to Hodshrove Road, Moulsecoomb. A car was alight. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reel were used. The fire was accidental.

“At 12.19am, Hove firefighters were called to North Lane, Portslade, where flooding was affecting electrics. The leak was isolated and salvage work was carried out.

“At 5.32am, two fire engines from Preston Circus attended a property in King’s Road, Brighton, in response to a fire alarm sounding. It was a false alarm caused by steam.”

Hove firefighters were called out when a lift broke down yesterday evening. The fire service said: “At 7.45pm a fire engine from Hove attended Salisbury Road, Hove, following reports of a person stuck in a lift. They were released before the crew arrived.”

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