Crews tackling blaze at flat fire in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton

The Argus: Smoke billows out of the window of the blazing flat. Submitted picture. Smoke billows out of the window of the blazing flat. Submitted picture.

A flat is on fire at a property in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to the scene shortly after 8.30 this morning (Wednesday).

A passerby said: “The glass in the windows is all blown out as it was so hot inside. The place is compeltely and utterly black.”

Sussex Police said the road remained open.

A spokeswoman from East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: "Two units were called to the road shortly after 8.30am after reports of a flat fire. Four breathing aparartus and two hose reels were used. There are no reports of any casualties at this stage."

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