In Hove, a house fire erupted on the evening of January 7, 2024, drawing immediate response from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
Reported at 8.25 pm, thick smoke was seen billowing from a bungalow on Hallyburton Road. By 9.25 pm, the scene was attended by four fire engines, an aerial ladder platform, and numerous officers.
Firefighters, equipped with six breathing apparatus, two hose reels, and a main jet, battled the blaze, with police also present to assist in the operation.
A spokesperson for ESFRS said in an update at 10pm “Eeryone has been accounted for and crews are damping down and cutting away to ensure the fire is fully out.
Crews worked hard and were able to prevent the fire from affecting neighbouring properties.
The cause of the fire has not been confirmed at this stage.”