Firefighters called to floods after water pipes burst

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BURST water pipes caused flooding to two homes in the Horsham District on Wednesday morning.

At about 1am, firefighters were called to an unoccupied house in Woodfield Road, Rudgwick.

The flood was isolated by crews from outside the house.

At about 8.30am they received a call to a house in Falklands Drive in Horsham.

The water was coming from a burst water pipe in the loft.

The water was isolated and salvage work was carried out by firefighters.

Earlier this week, a spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service asked people to only call them if the flood is dangerous.

They added: “Providing your life is not in danger, people should call a qualified plumber rather than the emergency services if water pipes burst,”

“WSF&RS don’t want to deter people from dialling 999 if they feel there is a risk to life as a result of flooding water damaging electrics.

“But they ought to be aware of where their property’s stopcock and fuse box are, so they can make themselves safe.”

For more on this story see the County Times- out tomorrow (Thursday).