Fire at takeaway restaurant in West Sussex sparks emergency response; properties evacuated

Properties have been evacuated after a fire at a takeaway restaurant in West Sussex.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said crews were alerted to a fire at a commercial takeaway premises on The Parade, East Preston, at 3.24pm.

"Joint Fire Control sent four fire engines from East Preston, Littlehampton and Worthing to the scene,” a fire service spokesperson said.

"Upon arrival crews were confronted with a fire in the kitchen area which has now been extinguished.

"Fire crews remain at the scene damping down and turning over, and neighbouring properties have also been evacuated and as a safety precaution.

"Officers from Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service were also at the scene."

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