Fire service tackle Wisborough Green pylon blaze

Part of Wisborough Green was cordoned off as firefighters tackled a blaze at an electricity pylon.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 7:29 am

The fire service was called by by members of the public to the incident on Butts Meadow in Wisborough Green at 10.03pm last night (March 4), a spokesman said.

He added: “Joint Fire Control mobilised crews from Billingshurst and Petworth to the scene. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control using one hose reel. A cordon was set up and residents were urged to remain indoors.

“Electricity supplies were disrupted to the immediate area as a result of this incident, and engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity were in attendance.”

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Crews left the incident at 1.29am and power has since been restored to the area. The spokesman added: “Crews returned to the scene this morning to reinspect, and confirmed there were no further signs of fire.”