Roof fire at Worthing mental health hospital sparks emergency response

Fire services have been called to a mental health hospital in Worthing to put out a fire in the roof of one of its buildings.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 3:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 5:54 pm
Fire crews tackling a fire at Swandean Hospital, Worthing

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to Swandean Hospital off the A27 in Worthing at just after 2pm, and two fire engines arrived at the scene by 2.12pm, a fire service spokesman said.

Smoke was issuing from one of the buildings in the hospital grounds, and it was discovered that there was a small fire in the porchway roof.

One high pressure hose reel was used to put out the fire.

Fire crews tackling a fire at Swandean Hospital, Worthing

As of 3pm, fire crews were still damping down the site.

It is unclear at this stage if the fire was accidentally or deliberately started, the spokesman said.

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Fire crews tackling a fire at Swandean Hospital, Worthing