Emergency services called to blaze at West Sussex harbour

Emergency services were called late on Friday (June 7) to a blaze at a harbour in West Sussex.

Crews from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene at Rope Walk in Littlehampton, after they were called to a fire on the riverside at around 8pm.

Pictures showed smoke billowing from the harbour, with the fire believed to have started at a shipyard near the Red Bridge.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said: "At 7.36pm on Friday (7 June) we responded to an industrial building fire at Rope Walk, Littlehampton.

"Joint Fire Control sent three fire engines from Bognor Regis, East Preston and Littlehampton to the scene.

"Upon arrival crews found one external oil tank alight and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two jets, one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

"Fortunately there were no casualties and the fire was of accidental ignition.

"Crews booked away from the scene at around 8.40pm."

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