45 firefighters are at a blaze at a listed property in Wadhurst in Sussex. A neighbour phoned 999 at midday after spotting smoke coming from the roof area of the two floor house.
No-one is believed to be inside the building.
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Friday's weather for the east of the region
Friday afternoon's weather for the west of the region