Sealand on fire

MORE than 20 fire fighters have been drafted in to tackle a blaze at Sealand off the coast of Felixstowe.Eight people from Suffolk Fire service were flown on to the platform of the Second World War gun emplacement and independent principality in the North Sea.

MORE than 20 fire fighters have been drafted in to tackle a blaze at Sealand off the coast of Felixstowe.

Eight people from Suffolk Fire service were flown on to the platform of the Second World War gun emplacement and independent principality in the North Sea. The RNLI lifeboat and a fire fighting tug from Harwich also joined in the rescue.

One man from Sealand was airlifted to hospital after trying to tackle the fire which broke out in a generator.

See later editions of today's Evening Star for full story.

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