Eastbourne hotel evacuated after fire breaks out in the basement

East Beach Hotel, Eastbourne
East Beach Hotel, Eastbourne

A seafront hotel was evacuated in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, May 5) after a fire broke out in the basement.

Emergency services were called to the East Beach Hotel, on Royal Parade, at 5am on Tuesday morning.

Four fire engines attended the scene, where firefighters used breathing apparatus to put out the small fire in the hotel’s basement.

Police officers and paramedics also attended but there were no reported injuries.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has launched a fire investigation to determine what started the blaze.