Fire breaks out in Brighton office block

Picture: Hugo Michiels
Picture: Hugo Michiels

A fire broke out on the fifth floor of a commercial office block in Brighton this afternoon (June 17), according to East Sussex Fire and Rescue.

A spokesman for the service said a call came in 4.10pm with reports of a fire in Queen’s Road, Brighton.

Picture: Hugo Michiels

Picture: Hugo Michiels

The spokesman added: “We sent six fire engines and three officers to the scene as standard procedure.

“No people had to be rescued from the commercial building.

“Crews from Preston Circus, Roedean, Hove, Newhaven and Lewes attended and swiftly dealt with the fire on an external patio on the fifth floor.

“The cause was accidental.

Picture: Hugo Michiels

Picture: Hugo Michiels

“Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet.”

Fire crews remained on the scene to damp down and ventilate the building before standing down shortly before 5.30pm.

The spokesman said: “One appliance remains at the scene but crews have now stood down.”

Picture: Hugo Michiels

Picture: Hugo Michiels

Picture: Hugo Michiels

Picture: Hugo Michiels