Fire breaks out at block of flats in Guildford

A number of homes have been evacuated after a fire at a block of flats in Guildford.

Fire crews were called to Bedford House above the Bedford Road car park in Onslow Street at around 17:30 GMT.

Police said Bedford Road remained closed and motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

The British Red Cross has sent its emergency volunteers to the scene to give hot drinks and blankets to residents.

Surrey Police said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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