Fire at Southwick pub causes Friday night customer evacuation

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.

Saturday, 22nd October 2016, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:58 am
Fire at Schooner Inn. Photo by Ash Pilkington

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

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.

Fire at Schooner Inn pub. Photo by Ash Pilkington

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

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