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Eastbourne hotel operation continues

Date : 23 November 2019


The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service operation at the site of an Eastbourne hotel is continuing throughout Saturday.

One fire engine and a control unit remain at the scene as of 14:00 today (23 November 2019).

Efforts to isolate the gas supply to the Claremont Hotel are continuing.

There are concerns over the stability of the building which means that this work cannot take place in the immediate area around the hotel. Alternative plans have been put in place. 

This work will take some time and people are being asked to avoid the area.

Meanwhile we are allowing the gas to burn off in a controlled manner which is being closely monitored.

Work is being carried out to ensure the site is secure.

Cordons remain in place to ensure public safety and are being managed by Sussex Police.

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