Firefighters called to building next to Hastings Library in Claremont

Firefighters were called to a building in Hastings town centre yesterday afternoon (Sunday November 14).

Monday, 15th November 2021, 11:41 am

The alarm was raised after smoke was reported coming from premises in Claremont, next to the 140-year-old Hastings Library building.

Three fire engines were at the scene at around 4pm.

Firefighters used a truck-mounted Bronto Skylift to check the roof and chimneys of the building.

Firefighters check building next to Hastings Library

A spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said it turned out to be a false alarm.

The interior of the library, in the Brassey Institute, was refurbished with new furniture, more computers, free Wi-Fi and improved toilet facilities in 2018.

Firefighters check building next to Hastings Library
Firefighters check building next to Hastings Library