Police continue investigation into major Eastbourne blaze

Police are continuing investigations into a '˜ferocious' blaze which consumed an Eastbourne home.

Wednesday, 11th July 2018, 12:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:45 pm

Two people are said to be unaccounted for and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with burns following the fire which broke out in Croxden Way yesterday (Tuesday).

It is being treated by police as arson.

Sussex Police said they were informed three people lived at the property – two have not been found.

A still from video by Greg Draven of the blaze in Croxden Way

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said it will be some time before forensic scientists can access the building due to the ferocity of the fire and the subsequent damage caused.

The identities of those affected have not been officially released.

Emergency services were called to the semi-detached house at around 1.19am.

Police say there are no further details available at this time.

House fire in Croxden Way, Eastbourne. Picture: Dan Jessup

Anyone with any information is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Druffield.

Read our original report here and a further report here.

And read a neighbour’s account of the blaze here.