Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Update on building collapse in Brighton

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of a building collapse at Over Street in Brighton.
The Service was called at 13.16 on 18 February 2015.

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

The aerial ladder platform has been used to assess the damage.

The building is made of three floors plus a basement. The gable end of the building has partially collapsed.

The area has been cordoned off.

There are no reports of casualties at this stage. It is believed the house was empty at the time of the collapse.
Sussex Police and a building inspector are also at the scene.

Transco and UK Power have been alerted.

The Red Cross Fire Victim Support Unit has been asked to assist with looking after around 14 people affected by the incident.

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