Elderly residents at a nursing home were evacuated late at night after laundry caught fire in a tumble dryer.

Residents at Heath Hill Lodge nursing home in Heath Hill Avenue, Bevendean, Brighton, were asked to evacuate the building shortly after 10.30pm last night (Sunday).

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to put out the small blaze, which started when clothing inside the machine caught fire.

There were no reported injuries.