Rotherfield Barn Fire

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East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is urging farmers to check their fire safety measures after three buildings were badly affected by fire within one hour.

ESFRS were called at 5pm yesterday (Wednesday 12th) to reports of a fire at Town Row in Rotherfield.  Two barns containing approximately 1,000 tonnes of hay and silage were alight.

During the incident, four fire engines from Crowborough, Mayfield, Heathfield and Uckfield were sent to the scene, along with a 4 by 4 vehicle from Heathfield, the Command Support Unit from Bexhill and the dual purpose truck from Uckfield.

They used firefighting foam, a hose reel jet and a main jet to tackle the fire.

One crew remains at Rotherfield this morning.

The second fire happened at a farm on St Ives Lane in Hartfield at 6pm.  A single storey building measuring approximately 5 metres by 25 metres was alight.  A number of cylinders were involved.

Crews from Barcombe, Forest Row and Crowborough attended. They used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets.

Investigations will be carried-out into the causes of the fires.

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