Fatality after Kemp Town flat fire

Posted On 02 Jul 2016 at 11:38 am

A person has died after a fire in a basement flat in Upper St James’s Street last night.
Upper St James's Street fire by Pacta Connect from Twitter
A fire investigation has now been launched by Sussex Police into the cause of the blaze, which broke out at shortly before 1.50am in the early hours of this morning.

A police spokesman said: “At 2.05am, Sussex Police were contacted by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to a report of a fire in a flat in Upper St James’s Street. Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.”

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to the scene at 1.49am. We sent crews from Roedean, Hove and Preston Circus with an officer. It was a fire in a basement.”

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