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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.



Photo: Twitter @crawley_fire

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: โ€œWe 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.โ€

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


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Photos taken from the scene of the fire show an outbuildings roof totally devastated by fire.

Surrey Fire received a call last night at 19:44 and four appliances plus an aerial unit were sent.

Two of the units were from Surrey Fire and Sussex Fire sent another two to assist.

Fire crews were able to tackle the blaze without incident and there are not reports of any injuries.

The fire was extinguished at 22:30 last night.

A fire investigation is to continue today

Staff confirmed the pub will be closed today and updates will be given once the situation has been assessed.

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