Video: Businesses evacuated after Worthing flat fire

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Fire crews have been called to a fire in a third floor flat in Chapel Road, Worthing.

People from neighbouring business and flats were evacuated on to the pavements outside as police blocked off the road this afternoon (September 1).

Flat fire in Chapel Road, Worthing

Flat fire in Chapel Road, Worthing

Firefighters were called to the scene at 1.09pm to put out the blaze in the kitchen of the flat above the popular Cafe Traditionale.

A spokeswoman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire is now believed to be out and the area is being damped down and ventilated.

“We have used breathing apparatus and hose reels.

“We have sent two hose reels from Worthing and the aerial ladder platform.”

Fire in Chapel Road, Worthing. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150109-162909001

Fire in Chapel Road, Worthing. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150109-162909001

Crowds gathered around the area to watch the fire fighters at work.

Two guinea pigs were rescued from the flat and are described as being ‘safe and sound’.

A spokesman for the fire service said the fire was accidental.

More to follow.

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