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Woman injured after jumping from burning building

About 40 fire fighters tackled the blaze in Marine Parade, Hastings Credit: Insp Lee Lyons / Twitter

A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital with spinal injuries after she jumped from a burning building in Hastings. More than 40 fire fighters were called to tackle the blaze at Marine Parade which broke out just after midnight.

A number of people have been left homeless after the fire spread in a row of terraced houses. Hastings Borough Commander Nigel Cusack, from East Sussex Fire and Rescue, said: 'It is obviously a distressing time for those whose homes and properties have been affected by this fire.

'Firefighters worked incredibly hard to limit the damage it caused and stop it spreading even further through neighbouring buildings. Building experts are now making the area safe so that a fire investigation can begin.'

Sussex Police photo of major Hastings fire

Fire fighters tackled a major blaze in Marine Parade, Hastings, last night Credit: Insp Lee Lyons / Twitter

More photos are emerging from a major fire in Hastings last night. This photo was taken by Inspector Lee Lyons of Sussex Police. The blaze broke out just after midnight in Marine Parade. One person has been taken to hospital. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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Ambulance crew's photos of Hastings fire

The fire broke out just after midnight last night Credit: Nigel Hammond / Twitter

Here are some of the first photos taken from a major fire in Hastings last night. They were taken by Nigel Hammond from the South East Coast Ambulance Service. Around 40 fire fighters tackled the blaze in Marine Parade. One person has been taken to hospital. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The roof, first and second floors of the building were badly damaged Credit: Nigel Hammond / Twitter
Around 40 fire fighters tackled the blaze Credit: Nigel Hammond / Twitter

Person taken to hospital after major Hastings fire

One person has been taken to hospital after a major fire in the Old Town area of Hastings last night. At it height, 40 fire fighters tackled the blaze at property on Marine Parade which broke out just after midnight. The fire badly damaged the roof, the first and second floors of the building.

The building - which is in a row of seven terraced properties including homes and shops - is unsafe and a structural survey is being arranged. Crews remain at the scene. Traffic disruption is expected.

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Cinque Ports Way search in Hastings

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called out today (21st May) to reports of two people stuck in water in a culvert at Cinque Ports Way in Hastings.

An emergency call was received at 14.10, leading to a multi-agency response.

Crews from Bohemia Road and The Ridge fire stations attended the scene, with the aerial ladder platform being requested to assist.

Firefighters worked alongside Sussex Police, the Coastguard and Southern Water to search the area. As of 18.30 nothing had been found.It is expected that a further search will be made at low tide around midnight.

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