Hastings fire jump woman still in intensive care

Pirkko Pellinen Image copyright Handout
Image caption Pirkko Pellinen jumped from a second-floor window of a building in Marine Parade, which was reduced to a shell

A woman who was seriously hurt when she jumped 40ft from a burning building in Hastings is still in intensive care in hospital but is in a stable condition.

Pirkko Pellinen was trying to escape the blaze at the property in Marine Parade in the Old Town area on 25 May.

Three people tried to catch the 66-year-old as she jumped but she suffered spinal, pelvic and ankle injuries.

A burning chip pan started the fire. Six properties were damaged and 35 people had to be led to safety.

'Doing well'

The building was reduced to a shell but East Sussex Fire and Rescue said it could not say if the fire started in Ms Pellinen's property.

Sussex Police said Ms Pellinen, who is a dentist and moved to Hastings from Finland in 2003, was being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

A spokesman said she was "doing well".

A final report on the fire investigation is being compiled by the fire service.

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Image caption One home was reduced to a shell and several others were badly damaged

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