VIDEO: UPDATE: Three homes ‘on fire’ in Rye

The house on fire on A259 Fishmarket Road. Photo by Amber Vellacott
The house on fire on A259 Fishmarket Road. Photo by Amber Vellacott

Firefighters tackled a house fire in Rye which spread to two other homes this afternoon (Wednesday, July 20).

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to A259 Fishmarket Road after 17 repeat calls about the fire at around 3.35pm.

Up to seven fire engines were at the scene and crews confirmed the fire was spreading to adjoining properties and three properties were affected, according to the fire service.

By 7.15pm, firefighters reported the fire was surrounded and one crew remained at the scene at 9.25pm when the operation was scaled down.

No injuries have been reported.

The main road through the town was closed westbound at Rock Channel with congestion back to East Guldeford, according to BBC Travel.

Smoke covering The Salts car park. Photo by Amber Vellacott

Smoke covering The Salts car park. Photo by Amber Vellacott

Three fire appliances were initially dispatched from Rye and Broad Oak.

Crews then requested a further fire appliance which was dispatched from the Ridge, Hastings, along with an Aerial Ladder Platform from Bohemia Road, Hastings.

A further two fire appliances were then sent from Battle and Lydd, Kent.

An Incident Control Unit from Bexhill was also dispatched.

Smoke pouring across the grass from the house fire. Photo by Amber Vellacott

Smoke pouring across the grass from the house fire. Photo by Amber Vellacott

Police and paramedics were also in attendance.

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