Fire at Southwick pub causes Friday night customer evacuation

Fire at Schooner Inn. Photo by Ash Pilkington
Fire at Schooner Inn. Photo by Ash Pilkington

An accidental fire in the roof of a Southwick pub caused customers to be evacuated from the building last night (Friday, October 21), the fire service have confirmed.

Three engines were called to the Schooner Pub in Albion Street, which overlooks Shoreham harbour, at around 6.30pm, a fire service spokesperson said.

Fire at Schooner Inn pub. Photo by Ash Pilkington

Fire at Schooner Inn pub. Photo by Ash Pilkington

Firefighters left the scene at around 9pm, the spokesperson confirmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and there is no information yet about the extent of the damage caused to the pub, said the spokesperson.

Sussex Police confirmed that they were called to assist the fire service at the scene.

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Smoke across the harbour. Photo by Tony Brown

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