VIDEO: Dramatic footage shows firefighters tackle Burgess Hill blaze

Firefighters saved shops from potential disaster after a fire broke out behind the Martlets shops in Burgess Hill, the fire service have confirmed.

A video, sent in by Eddie Howlands, shows firefighters tackling the flames.

Crews from Hurstpierpoint, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath were called to the scene just after midnight this morning (Friday, September 30), said a spokesperson from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

The blaze was just starting to effect buildings when they managed to put it out, the spokesperson said. The fire service then spent a couple of hours cutting away and damping down.

“The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and we are liaising with the police,” said a spokesperson.

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