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.


Sheerness fire 'suspicious'

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