Two rescued in St Leonard's blaze

Two people have been rescued from a fire in St Leonard’s this morning.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to Sussex Road in the town at 5.27am today (Tuesday, June 21).

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A spokesperson for ESFRS said: “At 5.27 we were called to a fire on Sussex Road, St Leonards. Two casualties were rescued by ladder and all persons are now accounted for. Crews used four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The incident is now scaling down to two pumps.”

Sussex Road, St Leonards. Picture via Google Streetview