Firefighters have spent the night fighting a blaze at a thatched building in West Sussex. More than seventy were needed at the height of the blaze on Tamarisk Way in East Preston. It broke out at the two storey property last night.
Crews were called to the scene around 8.30pm on Sunday night. No one is reported to be injured. Crews remain at the scene damping down the embers.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a Chinese takeaway in Bognor Regis. More than twenty-five firefighters were called to the scene at around 4.15am this morning to deal with the blaze at the business on Station Road in the town.
There are no reports of any injuries. The Sussex Police investigation continues.
Firefighters will return to the Ashdown Forest in Sussex later this morning to make checks following a heath fire that covered 20 hectares. At its height, nearly 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze, which started just before 2pm on 5th June 2013.