Major fire at house in St Leonards

FIREFIGHTERS were sent to tackle a major blaze at a house in St Leonards.

Three people were led to safety from the detached property in St Matthews Gardens after the fire started just before 3pm today.

Two fire engines from Hastings Bohemia Road and The Ridge along with an aerial ladder platform were dispatched to the scene.

The ground and first floor of the property were well alight.

Additional fire engines were sent from Bexhill and Battle.

More appliances were then sent from Bexhill and Rye. The Incident Command Unit from Lewes was also dispatched along with the Fire Victim Support Unit.

Crews used four breathing apparatus, two jets and a hydrant to tackle the blaze.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control at 3.45pm and ventilation was in progress.