Elderly residents evacuated from Sussex care home after fire

  • 28 July 2013
  • From the section Sussex
Warrior Square fire
Image caption Three people were taken to hospital after the fire in Warrior Square

A fire at a care home forced elderly residents to be evacuated and temporarily re-housed at a church hall in Sussex.

The fire at the flats in Warrior Square, St Leonards, took place at 08:30 BST.

Thirty-two of the home's residents were evacuated and taken to a church hall while Hastings Borough Council finds suitable housing.

Police said no-one was injured, despite three people being taken to hospital.

Insp Phil Hogan said: "The site is cordoned off and the area between London Road and Norman Road has been closed while the building is made safe."

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