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Laundry Building in Lancing Catches Fire

firefighters use main jets and hose reels; police investigate arson claims.

Firefighters from the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) were called to a significant fire at an old laundry building on Alma Road in Lancing this evening.

A spokesman for WSFRS reported, “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using main jets, hose reels, and a covering jet to bring the fire under control. The road has been closed to allow emergency service staff to work safely. We would urge people to avoid the area for the time being.”

We understand police are treating the fire as arson, indicating a criminal investigation is now underway.

Residents are advised to remain cautious and keep clear of the area to facilitate the emergency response and ensure their safety.

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