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Two puppies die after fire in Bewbush as power is cut to surrounding area

Crawley Council has set up a refuge area next to the town hall.

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Around 4:10am this morning 6 fire engines attended a flat fire in Ganymede Court in Bewbush.

To assist the fire service the ambulance service also attended as residents were evacuated. Two flats were badly damaged in the blaze.

All electricity to the surrounding properties was turned off and Crawley Council set up a refuge area next to the town hall.

Residents were evacuated while West Sussex Fire and Rescue brought the fire under control. One woman was taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation.

West Sussex Fire reported that unfortunately two rescued puppies died.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the deliberate fire.

Detective Inspector Pauline Lane said: “We are treating this fire as a deliberate act and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the fire being started or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area.”

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information should report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Clayhill.

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Fire in Crawley store causes mayhem at bus station

The fire caused disruption this morning in the town centre as fire crews attended the scene.

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There was some chaotic scenes in the town centre this morning after what appears to be an electrical fire caused disruption to shoppers and travellers.

The fire on Haslett Avenue meant that the Bus Station was closed while fire engines attended the scene.

Sussex Fire said:

We were called to reports of a fire in a building on Haslett Avenue, Crawley at 9:56am.

Four fire engines attended the scene including one from Surrey.

Four breathing apparatus and two high pressure hose reels were used. The fire is confirmed to be out.

Metrobus tweeted that a ‘Major Fire’ had broken out which was why they had to initially close the station before shortly reopening one side.

The knock-on effect of the disruption to travellers has meant though that bus services became disrupted but are now returning to normal.

There have been no reported casualties from the fire and the town centre is now open as normal.

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