Mount Denys fire: Pictures show scale of the damage at gutted former Hastings care home

A former care home in Hastings has been left heavily damaged after a fire yesterday morning (May 18).

Sunday, 19th May 2019, 11:16 am
The former care home on fire

These pictures show the fire at the former Mount Denys care home in full, from its beginning in the early hours of the morning to the aftermath.

Firefighters battled so save the former care home in The Ridgefrom around 1.55am, according to a spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
Eight fire engines were called to the blaze when it was at its height
This was the third fire at the derelict building in under a month
At least one aerial ladder platform was deployed to access the flames from above
Engines gradually left the scene as crews got the fire under control later on in the morning.
Firefighters finally got the blaze fully extinguished in the early afternoon and left the scene at 12.55pm
Crews returned shortly before 4pm for an inspection to ensure the fire was still extinguished.
The cause of the fire has not been identified, according to the fire service, but Sussex Police are investigating.
Crews are awaiting security fencing to be put in place around the perimeter of the derelict property.
Video from the fire showed flames billowing out of the windows and out the top of the roof
The last fire here, on May 8, was ruled as having been started deliberately