Fire in Crawley - block of flats evacuated

Fire at Beverley Mews. Picture by Eddie Howland
Fire at Beverley Mews. Picture by Eddie Howland

Residents were evacuated after fire broke out in a block of flats in Crawley, in the early hours of this morning.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service say the fire, in a four storey block of flats in Beverley Mews, was reported at 12.30am.

Fire at Beverley Mews. Picture by Eddie Howland

Fire at Beverley Mews. Picture by Eddie Howland

Two fire engines were sent from Crawley fire station, and the crews at the scene requested another engine, which came from Horley, and an aerial ladder platform, which was sent from Horsham,

Shortly afterwards, they requested two more fire engines, which came from Horsham, and an incident command unit was sent from Haywards Heath.

The incident was reported to be dealt with by 4.25am.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it appears to have started in a fuse box on the third floor.

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