COUNTY NEWS: Fire crews tackle garage blaze

Firefighters were called to a major incident in Sussex last night (Friday, February 10) after a vehicle caught alight inside a garage workshop.

Saturday, 11th February 2017, 11:48 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:26 pm
Fire crews were called to the scene at around 10.17pm. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Crews were called to the Shopwhyke Industrial Centre in Chichester at around 10.17pm after smoke was seen coming from industrial units.

On arrival they discovered a fire had broken out inside the workshop of commercial garage, a spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said today (Saturday).

A total of six fire crews attended the scene and used foam and water jet hoses to extinguish the blaze.

Fire crews were called to the scene at around 10.17pm. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Eventually firefighters wearing breathing equipment were able to fight back the flames and enter the garage, which is believed to be Voltech Vehicle Maintenance.

The all clear was given at around 12.48am this morning. It appears as if the fire had began inside a vehicle parked within the workshop, the spokesman added.

Photos and video by Eddie Mitchell.

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Firefighters at the scene. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

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