Fire breaks out in Eastbourne town centre shop

A fire broke out in a town centre shop this morning (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 11:43 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:14 pm
Photo by Dan Jessup

Eastbourne firefighters were called the blaze in the ceiling of Jones Bootmaker in Terminus Road at around 10am.

However, according to a spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, the fire was out on the arrival of crews.

It had been caused by a light fitting, said the spokesperson.

Crews used a fan to aid ventilation and left the property in the hands of the manager.