Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Scene of Brighton building collapse handed over

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have handed over the scene of a partial building collapse in Brighton to Building Control.

The Service was called at 13.16 on 18 February to the incident on Over Street.

The gable-end of a building made of three floors plus a basement was affected, after a large section of the side wall collapsed. 

Two fire engines and the aerial ladder platform from Preston Circus were sent to the scene, along with one fire engine and the technical rescue unit from Lewes.

Firefighters used the aerial ladder platform to assess the damage.

There are no reports of casualties. It is believed the house was empty at the time of the collapse.

Sussex Police assisted, overseeing road closures along with traffic and pedestrian movement in the area.

Transco and UK Power have been alerted.

The Red Cross Fire Victim Support Unit was initially asked to assist with looking after around 14 people affected by the incident however Brighton and Hove City Council are now helping.

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