Two people 'jumped' from the building

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.

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Sheerness fire 'suspicious'

Kent Police say they are treating a fire at a four-storey building in Sheerness as arson.