Fire breaks out in Willingdon farm

A blaze at a farm in Lower Willingdon this morning has sparked an arson investigation, according to the fire service.

Friday, 16th July 2021, 4:01 pm

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said they were called at 3.52am today (Friday, July 16) to the farm in Eastbourne Road, Lower Willingdon.

The spokesperson said, “Two fire engines from Eastbourne attended.

“A single storey barn measuring around 10 metre by 5 metres was alight.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. SUS-200430-105315001
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. SUS-200430-105315001

“Crews used a main jet, a hydrant and water shuttle to put it out.”

According to ESFRS the fire is being investigated and may have been deliberate.

A spokesperson from Sussex Police said, “Around 4am on Friday, July 16, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service called Sussex Police to make them aware of a fire at a building in Eastbourne Road, Lower Willingdon.

“The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the fire.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 154 of 16/07.”