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St Leonards homes evacuated after industrial fire

Credit: Dan Jessup

A number of homes have been evacuated in St Leonards as firefighters tackled a blaze at an industrial building.

People living near Drury Lane spoke of hearing a loud explosion at around 9pm on Saturday night.

Six fire engines attended the scene and people living nearby were advised to keep windows closed. Those living nearest were evacuated for safety.

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The blaze has now been contained but one engine remains at the scene this morning. East Sussex Fire and Rescue tweeted a further update at 10.40 this morning:

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