People were evacuated from Centenary House in Durrington Lane, Durrington at 1.45pm today (Monday, December 14) after cleaning materials reacted with a hob in the kitchen.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “It was an incident in the kitchen due to chemical materials reacting to a hob.
“All staff returned to the building within an hour.”
Fire and Rescue crews attended the scene with three pumps and two special appliances.
Five people were assessed by paramedics.
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