At 11:29 (8th February), we were called to attend a fire in a residential property above a commercial premises on Queens Road, Hastings.
At the peak of the incident, we had eight appliances in attendance from The Ridge, Hastings, Bexhill, Battle, Herstmonceux, Hailsham and Eastbourne.
The fire had spread across three floors of the property and crews used an Aerial Ladder Platform, six Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reel Jets to extinguish the fire.
No casualties were reported and the property was vacant during the incident.
We were supported by SECAMB and Sussex Police. Sussex Police ensured that appropriate road closures and diversions were in place.
We still have crews on scene who are carrying out salvage work and a Building Inspector has been requested. The closure of Queens Road will be in place for the foreseeable future until we can determine that the building is safe.
A joint investigation with Sussex Police regarding the cause of the fire will take place in due course.
We would like to thank Sussex Police for their support and the public for their patience while the incident is being resolved.