A huge fire broke out at a hotel in Sussex just before 9am this morning.
Around 12 fire engines from local forces were called to The Claremont hotel in Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8.52am and flames and smoke were seen billowing out the building.
All guests were quickly evacuated to safety.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) confirmed it is attending the scene. The service said on Twitter, “Please avoid the area. Everyone’s been evacuated safely.”
In a statement ESFRS said firefighters were first called at 8.52am this morning. It said, “The Claremont hotel on the seafront has been evacuated and everyone has been accounted for.
“There are no reports of injuries. Crews are using breathing apparatus and main jets to tackle the fire.”