Release date: 12 June 2018
An investigation is underway by firefighters after a blaze at a country club in Pease Pottage overnight.
The call about the incident in Buchan Hill came in at 5.03pm yesterday afternoon (June 11), and two appliances from Crawley Fire Station were mobilised.
On arrival, crews found the building well alight and requested further assistance.
This led to ten fire engines being in attendance, along with several specialist vehicles including the Ariel Ladder Platform, and specialist officers.
Group Commander Richard Davy running the operation said: “Our officers are remaining at the scene today damping down, while an investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.
“I would like to thank our dedicated firefighters and teams who swiftly acted following the initial call about this incident, and have worked through the night to keep the fire contained.
“I would also like to thank the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), and the management of the hotel for their full co-operation.”
It’s estimated that 50 per cent of the building was damaged by the fire.
Everyone who had been in the building was accounted for and there were no reported injuries.
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