Six fire engines battling Westham fire

Six fire engines were called to a large fire in Westham this afternoon (January 2).

Wednesday, 2nd January 2019, 3:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:32 am

Crews from Battle, Bexhill, The Ridge, Hastings, Seaford and Eastbourne were sent to the blaze which ESFRS (East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service) said broke out in a car maintenance unit in Eastbourne Road at 3pm.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, 1 in 7 foam and a main jet to extinguish the fire.

ESFRS said three casulaties were handed over in to the care of the ambulance service after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Fire crews on scene at the fire in Eastbourne Road, Westham, photo by Dan Jessup

A Fire Investigation Officer was requested to attend, and the blaze was said to have been extinguished by 3.50pm.

Two fire engines were left in attendance at this time to dampen down the scene.

During the incident the road was reported as partially blocked both ways and there was said to be slow traffic due to fire engines on the road between Montague Way and Mountney Bridge Business Park.

People were asked to avoid the area.

Fire crews on scene at the fire in Eastbourne Road, Westham, photo by Dan Jessup

Photos by Dan Jessup.