Monday, 29 July 2013

Crews leave fire site in Warrior Square

A stop message has been issued for the fire at Marlborough House fire in Warrior Square.

Crews have now left the site but will return later today for a re-inspection and a full fire investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze.

A serious fire broke out yesterday at 8.30am (28th July 2013) and crews from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service remained at the scene until 12.24pm today when the stop message came through.

Relief crews continued working throughout the night and this morning checking for any hotspots.

A dry riser, a main vertical pipe, was used by crews to distribute water to multiple levels of the six-storey building.

At the height of the fire there were at least 55 firefighters are at the scene. Eleven pumps were in use, along with a water bowser, three aerial ladder platforms, and a control unit and team.

The aerial ladder platforms were used to fight the fire from outside. Firefighters tackled the fire inside the building wearing breathing apparatus. Three main jets and firefighting foam were also in use.

The Red Cross' Fire Support Unit, the police and the ambulance service also attended.

Neighbouring properties were evacuated and residents were led to safety.

UK Power Network also attended the scene and isolated the power supply.

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