PICTURES: Pet shop blaze in Hurstpierpoint

Photo by Eddie Howland
Photo by Eddie Howland

Seven fire crews successfully contained a blaze at a pet shop in Hurstpierpoint last night, after tackling the fire for more than five hours.

Residents had thanked firefighters for preventing the fire from spreading, the tweet added.

No pets are thought to have been hurt in the blaze, which is believed to have started on the ground floor of the property.

A spokesman for the fire service said the fire proved difficult to access, having spread through a flat roof void at the rear of the property.

Technical access crews removed part of the roof to allow firefighters to fight the flames, a fire spokesperson added.

Part of the High Street was closed while the incident was dealt with.

Pet shop fire in Hurstpierpoint. Photo by Eddie Howland

Pet shop fire in Hurstpierpoint. Photo by Eddie Howland

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Crews at the scene of the fire in Hurstpierpoint

Crews at the scene of the fire in Hurstpierpoint

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Crews at the scene of the fire in Hurstpierpoint

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