Hove school evacuated after deep fat fryer fire

Firefighters were called to Blatchington Mill School in Hove this morning (January 11) after reports of a fire in the kitchen.

The school was evacuated and closed for the day after the incident.

Firefighters were called to the Hove school

Firefighters were called to the Hove school

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At 10.52am, firefighters from Hove and Brighton attended Blatchington Mill School, Hove following reports of a fire in the kitchen area.

“The fire had started from a deep fat fryer.

“The school has been evacuated and is closed for the day.

“The fire was extinguished using 1 in 7 foam and crews carried out ventilation of the area.

“Crews left the scene at 11.50am.”