Sussex

Eastbourne fire: People and dogs saved from flats

Leslie Street, Eastbourne Image copyright Google
Image caption The flats were "completely full of smoke" when the fire service arrived

One person was taken to hospital after a fire at a block of flats in East Sussex on Saturday night.

East Sussex Fire and rescue arrived shortly after 22:15 BST to find the four-storey building on Leslie Road, Eastbourne, "completely full of smoke".

Three people were rescued by crews in breathing apparatus and six others were led to safety during the incident.

Two fire engines from Eastbourne and another from Pevensey attended. Two dogs were also saved.

The crews used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke from the 14 flats.

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