Friday, 14 May 2021

19 buses destroyed in West Sussex blaze

Sussex blaze

MANCHESTER: An investigation is underway after a large fire at an old cement works in West Sussex, being used to store coaches and buses.

The blaze in Shoreham in the early hours of Sunday completely destroyed 19 vehicles and damaged four others, according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue.

Six fire engines and around 25 firefighters spent three hours bringing the flames under control.

Sussex FIRE

The alarm was raised after flames were seen coming from the old Shoreham cement works, between the A238 and the River Adur, at 2.30am.

A portacabin and workshop were also completely destroyed in the blaze.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Fire crews continued to damp down at the scene well into Sunday, with concerns for an oil tank nearby.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue have met with Sussex Police to open a formal investigation.

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