Rest centre set up for fire victims

We’ve set up a rest centre for around 17 residents and some pets this evening after a fire started in a block of flats at Richard Allen Court, Saunders Park View, Brighton. 

Our officers have been working with the police and fire service, and the fire is now out. 

We have three rest centre staff in attendance to support residents, and we continue to liaise with police and fire officers on the scene.

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We’re helping 10 households find accommodation as they cannot return to their homes at present.

We're also providing hot food to the residents at the rest centre.

We will continue updating this story if new information arises.

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