Sussex

Uckfield fire : Teenagers arrested in arson inquiry

Fire damage in Uckfield
Image caption The fire spread from a bin at the back of a property, according to fire crews

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire which severely damaged a row of shops in Sussex.

The blaze spread from a bin at the rear of a building in Uckfield High Street on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of several homes overnight.

No-one was injured but one of the properties will have to be demolished.

Sussex Police said a man aged 18 and two 17-year-old boys, all of Uckfield, had been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger lives.

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