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Fire- Drury Lane, St Leonards

Date : 10 February 2019

At 21:04 (9th Feb),firefighters from Hastings, The Ridge, Bexhill, Battle, Broad Oak and Pevensey were called to a fire in an industrial building on Drury Lane, St Leonards.  An Aerial Ladder Platform was also requested to attend from Brighton.

As of 23:00 (9th Feb), a 200 meter cordon has been put in place.  Local residents have been evacuated and local authorities have set up a temporary rest centre for those affected.

Update- 07:29 (10th Feb) - One appliance from Hastings is still in attendance.  Residents are advised to keep their windows and doors shut.

Update- 10:23 (10th Feb) - The 200m cordon has been reduced to 60m.  Officers are on scene using an Aerial Ladder Platform to assess the situation.  Currently, the fire is under control with a small number of hotspots around the building. A safety assessment will take place over the next two hours.  There is still some residual smoke in the area therefore residents are advised to keep their windows and doors shut.  



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