Residents of supported housing scheme evacuated after fire

Posted On 03 Dec 2021 at 4:21 pm


Residents of a supported housing scheme were evactuated this lunchtime after an accidental fire broke out on the first floor.

Fire engines were called shortly after 1pm to the Foyer in Pelham Street, a supported housing scheme for young people run by Sanctuary Housing.

Nobody was injured.

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We were called at 13.09 to reports of fire in a residential building. All person are accounted for and there are no reports of casualties.

“The incident is believed to have been an accidental fire on the first floor.

“We sent three fire engines and an officer. Crews used two breathing apparatus.

“We have received what’s called a stop message which means the firefighting action has stopped but we remain on scene.”

  1. Jason Reply

    WHERE? Which town?

    Pelham Street WHERE? How can people avoid the area when the most important detail is missing?

    It’s like the BBC traffic reports saying something like “the junction of High Street and Manor Road” without ever mentioning the town or village.

    Lewes has a Pelham Street. Seaford has a Pelham Street. Does Brighton have a Pelham Street?

    • R u dumb Reply

      This is brighton and hove new fgs!

  2. Chris Reply

    Brighton. As we know the rest of Sussex is just a blur on the map.

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