Firefighters were called out to an electrical fire at the Market Inn in Brighton last night (Sunday 5th February).
The Mobilising & Communications Centre were informed of the fire at 8.03pm, which was originally not thought to be severe by the caller, but upon arrival crews required three hose reel jets and six sets of breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze. Fortunately, everyone had self-evacuated before the emergency services arrived.
Four crews attended - two from Preston Circus, as well as one from Roedean and one from Hove - and the fire was under control by 8.30pm.
Firefighters remained on the scene, ventilating the property and using a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots or pockets of fire. This compact camera unit uses the latest infrared technology to provide a thermal image for firefighters at operational incidents. The stop message came in at 10.45pm and no-one was injured.