Eight fire crews have been called to a major fire at St Leonards on Sea in East Sussex this morning. Marlborough House near the seafront is being evacuated after a blaze broke out at 8.38am. Two people have so far been rescued from the building which houses 40 flats for residents aged 55 and above.
Firefighters will return to the Ashdown Forest in Sussex later this morning to make checks following a heath fire that covered 20 hectares. At its height, nearly 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze, which started just before 2pm on 5th June 2013.
Sixteen fire crews comprising of about 80 firefighters are now on the scene of a fire in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. The police helicopter is being used to direct crews on the ground.
There is a large fire in the Ashdown Forest, with 20 hectares of land alight. Ten fire engines from both East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue services are at the scene.
More to follow.