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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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Explosions heard as fire service attend bin fire in Southgate, Crawley

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Residents around Sunningdale Court in Southgate Crawley last night were alarmed to hear loud explosions.

At around 8pm last night, 17th Sept, a fire in a bin store caused multiple loud bangs that could be heard around the area.

One witness posting on social media said:

“it sounded so loud with 3 explosions!”

A spokesperson for West Sussex County Council said:

“We were called to a fire in a bin store on Sunningdale Court, Crawley at 8pm last night. Two fire engines attended the scene. Four breathing apparatus, one high pressure hose reel and one jet were used to extinguish the fire.”

Sussex Police commented saying:

“At 8.07pm on Tuesday (17 September) we were informed that West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was attending a shed bin on fire at Sunningdale Court, Southgate, Crawley. No police action necessary. “

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