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Newhaven barge fire now under control

The Argus: Barge Fire under control Barge Fire under control

A fire on a derelict barge which caused delays to traffic this morning is now under control.


The fire service said the blaze on the boat on the River Ouse, Newhaven, started this morning when a demolition company lost control of materials they were disposing of. 


The boat was on fire near the Swing Bridge and caused one lane of the A259 to be closed.
The fire service were called at around 9.25am and one crew from Roedean a crew from Newhaven attended.


Due to the unstable state of the boat no personnel were allowed onto the vessel and so the fire had to be fought from the side of the river.


By 12.45pm the fire had been put out apart from a few smouldering embers.


A relief pump is at the scene to ensure the fire remains extinguished.

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2:52pm Tue 17 Jun 14

monkeymoo says...

Perhaps the Demolition company decided that it was quicker and easier to 'accidentally' have a fire!?

Well done to thew fire crews....

wont be long before fire engines are a thing of the past....if the Fire Authority have their way.
Perhaps the Demolition company decided that it was quicker and easier to 'accidentally' have a fire!? Well done to thew fire crews.... wont be long before fire engines are a thing of the past....if the Fire Authority have their way. monkeymoo
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3:26pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Nosfaratu says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Perhaps the Demolition company decided that it was quicker and easier to 'accidentally' have a fire!?

Well done to thew fire crews....

wont be long before fire engines are a thing of the past....if the Fire Authority have their way.
Perhaps the Council could help by removing the rest of the derelicts as well, who knows it my make the place look tidier. And as for the Firemen perhaps they could help by taking the 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury attitude.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Demolition company decided that it was quicker and easier to 'accidentally' have a fire!? Well done to thew fire crews.... wont be long before fire engines are a thing of the past....if the Fire Authority have their way.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the Council could help by removing the rest of the derelicts as well, who knows it my make the place look tidier. And as for the Firemen perhaps they could help by taking the 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury attitude. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 2

4:48pm Tue 17 Jun 14

I was there says...

No mention that HM Coastguard and Sussex Police were also in attendance and HM Coastguard put in the road block until Police arrived.
No mention that HM Coastguard and Sussex Police were also in attendance and HM Coastguard put in the road block until Police arrived. I was there
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