VIDEO: Large fire in outbuilding in Hastings

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Fire crews were called to a large fire at an outbuilding in Hastings last night (May 21).

Four fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were used to battle the blaze for almost three hours at the unoccupied building in Magdalen Road, which an eyewitness identified as the old school.

The fire on Magdalen Road could be seen from Hastings Pier. Photo by Chris Kyprianou

The fire on Magdalen Road could be seen from Hastings Pier. Photo by Chris Kyprianou

Police were also in attendance and an investigation has been launched into possible causes, the force has confirmed.

Fire crews reported the blaze appeared to have been started deliberately, a police spokesperson said. Fire services were called to the fire at 9.50pm and stayed until 12.40am, combating the fire with two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a jet.

Two crews from Hastings were joined by one from Bexhill and one from Battle at the scene.

A crew was sent back to the site this morning to ensure the fire was out, as is standard practice with larger incidents, a fire service spokesman added.

Video footage submitted by Elizabeth Dower.

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