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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Major fire in the Old Town area of Hastings

One person has been taken to hospital after a major fire last night in the Old Town area of Hastings. The cause of the blaze is not yet known, but many were evacuated as 40 fire fighters fought the blaze.