Nine people were rescued from broken down lifts in Brighton over the weekend, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said today (Monday 21 May).
The first lift breakdown happened at lunchtime on Saturday when five people were stuck in a lift in Windsor Street, Brighton.
The second happened in Sillwood Street, Brighton, where firefighters released four people mid afternoon yesterday.
Last year fire crews rescued four police officers who were trapped in a lift in Sillwood Street.
— Brighton&Hove Police (@BtonHovePolice) 17 October 2017
Elsewhere over the weekend the fire service said: “Brighton firefighters attended a flooding at a residential property in York Place, Brighton. Crews isolated the leak.”
They were called out at about 8pm on Saturday evening to deal with the flood.
Two hours later, the fire service said, “firefighters from Brighton attended a bin fire in Whitecross Street, Brighton.“Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.”
Yesterday at 4am, the fire service said, “firefighters from Hove and Brighton attended a fire in the kitchen of a residential property in Nevill Road, Hove.
“Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. One resident was led to safety.”