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Five escape fire on board homeless support bus

Luckily no-one was hurt in the fire Photo: ITV Meridian

A bus providing shelter in the freezing temperatures for rough sleepers in Brighton has been severely damaged by fire.

Credit: ITV Meridian

Five men who were on board the bus helped tackle the blaze until the emergency services arrived at around 8.30pm on Monday.

Jim Deans, Sussex Homeless Trust

The fire severely damaged the interior of the bus Credit: ITV Meridian

It is believed an electrical fault in a strip light may have been the cause.

No-one was hurt.

Bedding on board was still smoking on Tuesday Credit: ITV Meridian