UPDATE: Police investigating fire near shopping centre

Police have confirmed they are investigating a fire next to a busy shopping centre.

Sunday, 30th April 2017, 4:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:48 pm
Firefighters tackling a blaze at a derelict house in Swanley Close in Eastbourne, by Langney Shopping Centre. Picture: Dan Jessup

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service put out a blaze in a derelict house in Swanley Close in Eastbourne, which is next to the Langney Shopping Centre in Kingfisher Drive, at around 4.45pm yesterday.

It began in the first floor roof of the property and created a plume of smoke that filled the air near the shopping centre car park. Click here to read more.

No one is believed to have been trapped in the building or injured by the fire.

Firefighters tackling a blaze at a derelict house in Swanley Close in Eastbourne, by Langney Shopping Centre. Picture: Dan Jessup

A Sussex Police spokesman was unable to confirm whether the fire was arson or accidental because investigations are still being carried out.

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