We were called at 20:38 on 20 Sept 2019 to attend a residential block of flats on Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton following reports of a fire.
Crews from Brighton, Roedean, Hove, Lewes, Barcombe, Newhaven, Crowborough, Uckfield, Seaford together with crews from West Sussex Fire and Rescue attended. Firefighters are using two aerial ladder platforms to combat the fire together with hose reel jets.
We are advising all nearby residents to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.
All evacuated residents have been provided with temporary accommodation at a local community centre.
Update (12:38 21 Sept 2019)- We are still on scene at the fire on Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton. We have scaled down to three appliances and two aerial ladder platforms. Firefighters will be on scene throughout the night.
We have been informed that Southern Gas Network will be cutting the supply of gas to the Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton area. This will affect approx 20 properties in the vicinity. It is likely that the supply will not be reconnected for at least 48 hours.
We would like to thank West Sussex Fire and Rescue, Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council, SECAMB, SGN Gas and the local community for all their efforts in supporting us with the incident.