East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to avoid Eastbourne seafront as firefighters tackle a serious fire.
We were called at 8.52 this morning, 22 November 2019 to reports of a fire in a basement at The Claremont hotel.
The hotel has been evacuated and everyone has been accounted for.
There are no reports of injuries.
Twelve fire engines have been sent to the scene.
Crews are using breathing apparatus and main jets to tackle the fire.
Nearby roads are closed while the firefighters work.