Firefighters rescue person from Hove blaze

Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 2:47 pm

Firefighters rescued someone still inside a burning house this afternoon.

Picture by Ian Shaw

Picture by Ian Shaw

The fire broke out in Seafield Road earlier today. 

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “Crews from Hove, Preston Circus and Roedean responded to a fire, persons reported, at a property in Seafield Road, Hove.

“On arrival, crews confirmed there was a fire. One person was rescued from the property and transferred into the care of the ambulance service.

“Firefighters used six breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one main jet and compressed air foam to extinguish the blaze.

“The cause of the fire will now be investigated.”

A police spokesman said: “Police were called by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service at around 1.55pm on Thursday (22 September) following a fire at a property in Seafield Road, Hove.

“Emergency services remain at the scene and the road has been closed.

“The cause of the fire is currently unknown. It is believed one person has been treated for smoke inhalation.”

  1. Bob Pendlebury Reply

    Thank God and all support to the emergency services…they do an incredible job!

  2. MindCare4All Reply

    The firefighters were fantastic. Another sad episode to add to the list of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust major incidents. Hopefully the investigation will reveal the truth.

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