Fire breaks out at Eastbourne home

A fire broke out at a house in the middle of the night in Eastbourne.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 7:59 am

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) said firefighters attended the scene in Jerome Close after receiving a call just before 1.15am today (Monday, May 10).

A spokesman for ESFRS said: “Everyone at the semi-detached property has been accounted for.

“The fire had spread from the ground floor to the roof.

Firefighters at the scene. Picture by Dan Jessup SUS-211005-070735001
Firefighters at the scene. Picture by Dan Jessup SUS-211005-070735001

“Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were at the scene at the height of the incident with one remaining as of 7.30am.

“Ten breathing apparatus were used by crews tackling the fire. Police and ambulance were also in attendance.”

ESFRS added that an investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.

Firefighters at the scene. Picture by Dan Jessup SUS-211005-070723001
Firefighters at the scene. Picture by Dan Jessup SUS-211005-070711001