Emergency services tackle fire at Hastings seafront property

Hastings seafront was closed to traffic while police and the fire service dealt with a chimney fire.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 2:50 pm

Pictures from the scene showed two fire engines outside a property opposite Source Park on the A259 White Rock.

East Sussex Fire said firefighters were called to an accidental chimney fire at 10.48am on Tuesday morning (December 8).

Three appliances attended, including the aerial ladder platform, where they tackled the fire with one hose reel jet, the fire service said.

Picture: Matt Hart

The incident was closed just after midday, according to the fire service.

Police were in attendance for traffic management and closed the road in both directions between the White Rock Theatre and Robertson Street.

Traffic reports said the road was shut at about 11.30am.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "Police attended White Rock, Hastings, on Tuesday morning (December 8) to support East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service with a road closure."

Picture: Matt Hart