Firefighters are using a blaze in Eastbourne at the weekend, to highlight the importance of having a smoke alarm.
A block of 14 flats was evacuated on Saturday night (22 April), with everyone being accounted for. You can read the report here.
Eastbourne’s Crew Manager Paul Markwick said, “I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of knowing your escape plan and what to do, should a fire occur.
“Everyone should take time to consider their means of escape, as well as ensuring they have a working smoke alarm.
“As a Fire Service, we do offer Home Safety Visits as properties vary greatly in layout, size and if you have any concerns at all about fire safety and how to stay safe please do not hesitate to contact us and we will organise a Home Safety Visit. We can offer tailored advice for your property and personal circumstances.”