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News about serious and dangerous situations in the Crowborough area involving the emergency services – fires, road traffic collisions, civil emergencies, severe weather warnings, natural disasters etc.

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Firefighters praised for rescue

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Crews from Uckfield and Crowborough animal rescue unit have been praised for rescuing two cows in trouble.

Water Leak Luxford Road

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Some households in Crowborough are without water this morning or have low water pressure.

Contentious fire service changes to be ‘modified’

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Contentious changes to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to be 'modified'. Crowborough to have full-time firefighters on-site at the weekends and will retain the second fire engine.

Batteries cause bin lorry fires

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Batteries have caused two separate fires in bin lorries in Wealden after sparks ignited the surrounding rubbish.

Town Council “vehemently opposed” to fire service cuts

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Crowborough Town Council "vehemently opposed" to fire service cuts.
Crowborough Community Fire Station Beacon Road

Council to discuss fire service cuts

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Next week Crowborough Town Council will discuss how they will respond to consultation currently taking place regarding proposed changes to the fire service.

Fire Ashdown Forest

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At 8pm last night East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called about a fire near Gills Lap car park on Ashdown Forest.
Crowborough Community Fire Station Beacon Road

Overnight incident round-up

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Last night Crowborough Firefighters were involved in three incidents.
Crowborough Community Fire Station

Changes at Crowborough Fire Station

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Under proposals staff contracts at some fire stations in East Sussex, including Crowborough, could be changed, which would mean at times it would take slightly longer to respond to emergencies.
Crowborough Fire Station Beacon Road in Crowborough appliance blue lights

Neighbours raise the alarm

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The fire service have praised the reaction of neighbours when they heard a smoke alarm going off in the early hours...