Sussex

Sussex fire crews tackle Eastbourne car cleaners blaze

Crews have been tackling a large fire that has broken out at a car cleaning company and adjacent flats in Eastbourne.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to Prestige Car Valeting in St Aubyns Road, near the seafront.

About 30 firefighters have been tackling the blaze, which broke out just after 05:00 BST.

Residents in nearby properties were evacuated and there have been no reports of injuries.

Sussex Police said Marine Road was closed and traffic was being diverted.

A force spokeswoman said a "minority of residents" had been moved out.

"The local authority are making sure they are being looked after while they are away from their homes," she said.

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