Fire in roof at seaside care home

Marlborough House on fire at St Leonards on Sea

The first photo from a major fire in East Sussex shows thick smoke coming from the roof of the building at St Leonards on Sea. Eight fire crews are at Marlborough House on Warrior Square after they were called at 8.38am. Two people have been rescued so far. The building is now being evacuated.

It's believed the building houses a doctor's surgery and flats for residents aged 55 and above who require extra care.

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Evacuation after major fire

Eight fire crews have been called to a major fire at St Leonards on Sea in East Sussex. Marlborough House near the seafront has been evacuated after a blaze broke out this morning.