Firefighters on the scene in Farley Bank, Hastings SUS-210523-150539001

Hastings fire - people rehomed after blaze

Seven residents had to be rehoused following a fire in Hastings.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 10:30 am

Firefighters attended the scene at Farley Bank after a fire broke out in the afternoon, which affected three properties.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) said crews from Broad Oak, Battle, Bexhill, Hastings and Eastbourne tackled the blaze yesterday (Sunday, May 23).

A spokesman said: “At the height of the incident, crews used 14 breathing apparatus, one aerial ladder platform, one hydrant and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

“A fire investigation is due to take place later on today.”

A Hastings Borough Council spokesman said: “The fire affected three properties, two Optivo-owned and the third private.

“Thankfully no one was hurt. Our Optivo colleagues arranged temporary accommodation for their residents, the private resident arranged for somewhere to stay.”

An Optivo spokesman said: “Our staff have been supporting our residents affected by the fire at Farley Bank, Hastings, on Sunday (May 23).

“We attended the scene that afternoon after receiving reports of a fire.

“We immediately arranged for temporary accommodation for our residents and ensured they had any essential belongings they needed.

“We’ve continued to support the emergency services and have been liaising with their representatives.

“We’re still assessing the damage to our homes and remain in close contact with our residents.”

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