Demolition of burnt-out building at Hove end of Shoreham Harbour to continue over weekend

Posted On 16 Mar 2018 at 6:34 pm

The demolition of the burnt out remains of a building at the Hove end of Shoreham Harbour will continue over the weekend, the fire service said this afternoon (Friday 16 March).

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East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it was “making steady progress alongside demolition experts at the scene”.

The fire service added: “Around 25 per cent of the building has now been taken down following the fire which began yesterday at Chandlers Building Supplies.

“Two fire engines are on scene to ensure that all remaining pockets of fire and hot spots are dealt with.

“This is creating some further smoke in the area and locals are advised to continue to keep doors and windows closed.

“The operation is likely to continue into the weekend.

“The cause of the fire is being investigated.”

  1. Valerie Reply

    I feel very sorry for the person whose grinder working generated the spark that started the fire. Questions arise: Why was there no way to instantly stifle that fire when it started? Was there no fire extinguisher to hand?

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