Fire crews blocked by ‘inconsiderate parking’

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Firefighters from Haywards Heath fire station have warned motorists after ‘inconsiderate parking’ almost blocked them attending a fire alarm at Blackthorn Primary, in Lindfield, last week.

The incident on Tuesday, April 25 inspired Haywards Heath Fire to remind motorists about the importance of ‘careful’ parking in case of emergencies.

In a tweet, Haywards Heath Fire said: “Inconsiderate parking costs lives. Please park carefully.

“Crews at Blackthorns Primary fire alarm. Inconsiderate parking meant we almost couldn’t get to the school.”

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service added: “Hayward Heath crews got called to an automatic fire alarm on April 25 at 2.10pm at Blackthorn CCP Academy.

“Crews arrived at the incident within four minutes but due to careless parking they were stuck approximately 200 yards away from where they needed to be.

“This area is commonly quite a problem for the crews and they have since done a leaflet drop to raise awareness of the negative consequences that inconsiderate parking can have.”

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