East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is calling for more sprinklers to be installed in commercial properties after a fire was prevented from taking hold in a Brighton car park.

At 14:18 on 22nd July, crews from Uckfield, Seaford, Lewes, Roedean, Brighton and Hove attended a car fire in The Lanes car park, Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND. Crews used six breathing apparatus, one hose reel and one main jet to extinguish the fire.  The fire is believed to have been an accidental ignition. 

Firefighters were assisted by the fact that the car park had sprinklers installed which were triggered and helped to extinguish the fire. 

 Andrew Gausden, Business Safety Manager said:  “As demonstrated in this case, sprinklers can significantly reduce fire, heat and smoke damage. The good news is that they have become more accessible and cost effective for installation in commercial and residential premises.


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