Sussex

Man dies in hospital after Brighton flat fire

Brighton fire scene Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption At the height of the blaze 10 fire appliances were at the scene

A man taken to hospital following a Brighton flat fire has died.

Christopher Cook, 48, was rescued by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESF&RS) from the 13th floor of Essex Place in Montague Street on Saturday.

Sussex Police said he was confirmed dead at 14:15 GMT on Monday. The blaze is not being treated as suspicious.

At the height of the fire, which took four hours to put out, 10 appliances were at the scene. ESF&RS is investigating the cause of the blaze.

Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The man was rescued from the 13th floor of Essex Place

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