DOZENS of firefighters from across Sussex tackled a fire which broke out at the Crumbles Retail Park on Saturday (December 11) night.
Scores of people looked on as they battled to keep the blaze at Boots under control and huge clouds of smoke could clearly be seen coming from the roof of the building.
Emergency services were at the scene following reports of a fire shortly before 9pm.
One onlooker said they had been told that there had been an explosion.
Sergeant Ed Ripley said both Next and Sports Direct, either side of Boots, had been affected by the blaze. He added, “When we got here it was quite evident it (the fire) had taken hold.
“The cause of it is not yet known, it may take a while to find that out.
“There were two workers inside but no casualties thankfully.”