Firefighters twice called to tackle blaze at Sidley sports ground

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Firefighters were twice called to a fire at a sports ground in Sidley in the space of 15 hours.

A crew from Bexhill was called to a fire in the open in Buckholt Lane, Sidley, at 8.55pm on Monday (September 2).

A spokesman said firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a fire that was approximately ten metres by two metres wide.

Then at 11.33am on Tuesday (September 3), crews from Bexhill and The Ridge were again called to attend Buckholt Lane.

A spokesman said crews used one hose reel to extinguish a ‘tree fire’. It is believed the second call out was related to the first fire and was not a second fire.

The fire service has not yet revealed a cause of the fire.

Sam Coleman, councillor for Bexhill Sidley, said: “Thank you to the fire brigade for responding promptly and I will be working with others to see how an incident like this can be avoided in the future.”

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