East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is treating a fire in Hastings as deliberate
The Service was called at 12.24 today 25 April 2020 to reports of a fire on Sedlescombe Road North.
A derelict building measuring approximately 20 metres by 15 metres was alight.
Six fire engines attended the scene.
Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets.
As of 15.30, three fire engines remain at the scene.
Utilities have been isolated.
Police were also in attendance.
A fire investigation is underway but at this time it is being treated as deliberate.
Deliberate fires take up a large amount of our firefighters’ time. Our fire crews could be putting out these avoidable fires when they should be helping someone whose life may be in danger at a house fire or road traffic collision, or carrying out other work to make our communities safer.
Many fires, including refuse fires wheelie bin fires and grass fires are started deliberately. It’s important to report irresponsible behaviour so that fires can be prevented in your community.
If you have any information that you believe could help stop people starting fires deliberately, you can leave your information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.