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Officers investigating a suspicious fire in Sheerness which has left two people with serious injuries have renewed their appeal for information. Detectives are investigating the blaze at a block of flats in Richmond Street last Monday, 24th June.
Some people managed to escape but it's reported two people had jumped from the top of the building. One person remains in a serious condition following the fire. Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about the incident who may not have come forward yet.
In particular, they would like to speak to anyone who captured video footage of the fire as part of their investigation. Three 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy, all from Sheerness have been arrested and bailed in connection with the fire.
Hundreds of items including mattresses, clothes, toys and even a washing machine, have been donated in a matter of hours to help people made homeless by a fire in Sheerness.
One person was forced to jump, and another fell from the burning building in Marine Parade on Monday. They are both still in hospital with serious injuries. A mother and her two children were also rescued.
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Kent Police say a fire which broke out at a four-storey flat in Sheerness, is being treated as arson.
More than thirty firefighters were called to the building on Marine Parade yesterday. Two people jumped from the block of flats and are said to be 'fighting for their lives'
Kent Police attended to a fire in Richmond Street in Sheerness today. They say it's been reported that two people jumped from the top storey of the building. Three others escaped the fire and a man was rescued by firefighters using a ladder.
At the back of the building members of the public saved a woman and two children with a ladder.
Neighbouring properties in Marine Parade have also been evacuated.
Three people have so far been taken to hospital - two to London hospitals by air ambulance with possible life threatening injuries.The roads around the incident are closed and people are being asked to avoid the area.
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in Sheerness this afternoon after a four-story block of flats went up in flames. Six fire engines tackled the blaze at Marine Parade and local roads were closed while emergency crews were on the scene.
Six people were treated at the scene, including one person who was rescued by firefighters from the building. The extent of their injuries is not yet known. An investigation into the cause of the fire will begin later this evening.
Firefighter are tackling a blaze on Marine Parade in Sheerness. This video was taken by a viewer who is at the scene.
Firefighters and other emergency services are at the scene of a major fire at Marine Parade in Sheerness. Crews are carrying out a search of the building and tackling the blaze using three main jets and one hose reel jet. Six fire engines and an aerial appliance are being used.
The road has been closed and the cause of the fire is not yet known.