Blazing school fire cloaks south Portslade in smoke

Posted On 24 Jun 2017 at 8:15 pm

A fire at a school has covered much of south Portslade in smoke this evening (Saturday 24 June).

The fire at the derelict Eastbrook Primary School

Eight fire engines are battling the blaze at the derelict Eastbrook Primary School, in Manor Hall Road, Southwick, West Sussex Fire and Rescue said.

Firefighters from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have been sent in support.

The fire service said: “Please avoid the area. Neighbours should keep windows closed due to smoke.”

The first 999 calls were made at about 6.20pm and the smoke soon became visible for miles around.

Fire at the derelict Eastbrook Primary School in Southwick – Picture by Ruth Evans

 

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