Person taken to hospital after Brighton flat fire

Six fire engines have been called to tackle a blaze at a ground floor flat in Brighton.

Sunday, 17th May 2020, 5:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th May 2020, 7:14 pm
Firefighters in Brighton

At 4.06pm today (Sunday May 17) East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire at Chesham Place, Brighton.

Six fire engines plus the aerial ladder platform are in attendance to the fire affecting a basement flat of a four storey building, a spokesman said.

At the height of the fire, crews were using 12 breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one in seven foam and one main jet to bring the fire under control.

One person was rescued and has been taken to hospital in the care of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb).

Crews are currently turning over and damping down the scene to ensure the fire is out.

Gas and electric utilities are at the scene shutting off supplies to the property.

Road closures are still in place. People have been advised to avoid the area.