Fire, Uckfield High Street

High street fire destroys shops

A massive fire that spread rapidly along a Sussex High Street, destroying five businesses, is being treated as arson.

Fire takes hold of shops on Uckfield High Street

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Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze which seriously damaged four buildings on Uckfield High Street in East Sussex.

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Upset after arson attack

Local people in Uckfield have expressed their sadness and upset after hearing the news that a fire which badly damaged businesses on the high street was caused by an arson attack. Sussex Police say that someone set fire to a bin at the rear of one of the charity shops.

Our reporter spoke to Mandy Hutton charity shop manager and Kathlyn Stanley-Quist charity shop worker.

Fire started deliberately

Sussex Police says that a fire which seriously damaged four buildings on Uckfield High Street was started deliberately.

It's understood that the blaze was started around 11pm in a bin behind the Sense Charity Shop.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information about who might have started the fire to come forward.

Moving pictures courtesy of Chris Lawson/Uckfield FM.

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