A person has suffered serious burns to their body in a house fire in Hastings last night.

Emergency services were called to Lardon Place at 10.40pm following multiple reports of a large blaze at a property on the street.

A central fire communications spokeswoman said one person suffered serious injuries and had been taken to hospital for treatment.

The fire was completely put out less than an hour later.

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The cause of the blaze is not yet known and authorities are investigating the circumstances.