East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene of a fire at a restaurant on Ship Street, Brighton.
As of 06.20, eight fire engines are at the scene near the junction of Prince Albert Street.
Crews from Roedean, Preston Circus, Hove, Barcombe, Newhaven and Worthing are using hose reel, firefighting foam and breathing apparatus.
Good progress is being made and the fire is surrounded. All persons who were in the building are accounted for.
Police and ambulance have been alerted as have the utility companies.
Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.