Home   Romney Marsh   News   Article

Romney Marsh: Fire crews tackle house and barn blaze

By Kristina Curtis

Fire crews from around the county are fighting to put out a large fire in Camber.

More than 30 firefighters are tackling the roof fire which has affected the house on the location alongside a number of agricultural buildings. 

Witnesses reported seeing thick black smoke coming from the area around 10 am.

Fire crews are currently tackling the fire . Credit Megan Wakeling

Fire crews are currently tackling the fire . Credit: Megan Wakeling

There have also been reports of people hearing explosions from the direction of the fire which were so loud they were mistaken for thunder.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue spokesman said:"We are currently attending a fire involving agricultural buildings at a property in Camber.

"The emergency call was made to the Sussex Control Centre at 10.28 this morning and crews were mobilised to the property along the A259, following reports of a roof fire, involving a range of agricultural buildings and a domestic property.

Fire crews are currently tackling the fire . Credit Megan Wakeling

Fire crews are currently tackling the fire . Credit: Megan Wakeling

"There are more than 30 firefighters at the scene who are using three foam jets, one main hose reel jet and wearing breathing apparatus, to tackle the fire.

"Six appliances from Rye, Hastings, Battle, Broad Oak, along with the Aerial Ladder Platform, the Command Unit from Bexhill, and two water bowsers (tanks) from Uckfield and Kent are in attendance.

"There are no reports of casualties."

More as we get it. 

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More