An investigation is underway in Hove after a serious fire destroyed a children's nursery overnight.
Firefighters at still at the scene after the blaze gutted the Cbabiesafe children’s nursery in Palmeira Avenue.
Surrounding roads were sealed off as eight appliances raced to the scene shortly after 9pm.
They managed to prevent the fire spreading to neighbouring properties, but reported that two floors and a basement were seriously damaged.
People living nearby said there was a self-contained bedsit flat on the top floor which was also damaged, but no one is reported to have been injured.
An investigation will take place today to establish the cause of the fire and checks will be carried out to decide whether the building is safe to enter.
On its website the nursery says it looks after 56 children aged between 0 and 8, and employs 18 staff.
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