East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended a number of incidents overnight (5 November 2013).
It is prompting fresh calls for members of the public to take extra care if they are planning bonfires and firework displays this weekend. Our advice remains to attend an organised event instead.
We received reports of two large bonfires at Elphinstone Road in Hastings at 19.08. Firefighters from Hastings (The Ridge and Bohemia Road stations) and Rye attended the scene.
At 19.55, we received reports of a bonfire at Morris Road in Lewes. Crews from Lewes and Hove attended. One hose reel was used and a re-inspection was carried out just after midnight.
Bexhill crews were called out at 19.33 to reports that fireworks were landing on the roof of a home.
Lewes firefighters attended St Anne’s Crescent at 21.18 and used a hose reel to extinguish torches.
At 22.28, ambulance crews reported torches alight in the street in White Hill. Lewes firefighters attended and found that the torches had been extinguish prior to their arrival.
At 22.42, firefighters from Lewes gave first aid to a man suffering from burns. St Johns Ambulance then took over looking after the casualty.
Advice about fireworks and bonfires can be found on our website www.esfrs.org or you can watch our video.