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Fire crews called to Amberley Castle

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Fire crews were called to a fire at Amberley Castle overnight last night.

Four appliances from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched to the hotel at 0033 on March 1.

Upon arrival they found a fire in a room. All guests were safely evacuated to the village hall where they were looked after by fire service and hotel staff before they could be found other hotels for the night.

The fire had spread to the roof space above the room.

Four breathing apparatus were used with four appliances and one aerial ladder platform.

The fire was extinguished and salvage operations took place to protect the remaining historic property.

Fire crews remained throughout the night to ensure the safety of the hotel.

Fire investigation will take place today.

John Badley, Regional General Manager, said: “Following a small fire at Amberley Castle in the early hours of the 1st March, all of our guests and staff were safely evacuated and accounted for, with no injuries reported. We are most grateful for the prompt actions of both the fire service and our hotel colleagues who aided the safe evacuation of all guests.”