THE fire service is tackling a 'huge' fire at a block of flats.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "We are currently in attendance at a fire in a residential property on Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton.

"Firefighters from Brighton, Roedean, Lewes, Hove and Barcombe are on scene.


"We are advising all nearby residents to close their windows and doors as a precaution."

A passerby said: "It's a huge fire. The building is well alight."

The Argus:

At 9.33pm there was this update from the fire service: "We are still tackling a large fire at a residential block of flats on Pankhurst Road, Brighton. We now have ten appliances in attendance. We are advising all nearby residents to close windows and doors."

The Argus:

Residents can see the fire from all around the area.

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