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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 rips through Royal British Legion building in Horley

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Six fire crews were called to a fire this morning in Horley.

A fire had broken out at the Royal British Legion with flames lashing out from the roof and smoke being seen for many miles around.

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The crews were able to quickly deal with the incident and photos released by Salfords Fire Crew show how the flames were dampened down.

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Crews will remain on scene all morning making the building safe and investigating the cause of the fire.

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