VIDEO: Portslade fire burns through the night

A large fire which broke out in Portslade on Thursday morning continued to burn throughout the night and into the early hours of Friday morning.

Friday, 16th March 2018, 7:32 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:36 am
Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Picture: Eddie Mitchell

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service initially sent ten crews to Chandler Building Supplies, in Shoreham Port, at 8.44am on Thursday (March 15).

The blaze - which broke out in a store room - caused the seafront road to be closed as firefighters tackled the fire, the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said.

On Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the fire service said the incident had been 'scaled down' with five crews remaining in attendance.

Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Sussex Police began lifting road closures surrounding the incident as Kingsway Road was cleared of fire debris.

A joint investigation between Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has begun to determine the cause of the fire.

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