Probe begins into Bognor blaze at carpet shop

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AN INVESTIGATION has begun into a fire which wrecked a carpet and furniture store.

Yesterday fire investigation officers were attempting to discover the cause of the blaze which gripped the Keith Jay Carpets and Furniture store in London Road, Bognor Regis.

The fire sparked on Wednesday evening, prompting a large-scale response from some 50 firefighters across Hampshire and West Sussex, including a crew from Havant.

Sussex Police was also called to the scene. A spokesman for the force said: ‘The building and contents were badly damaged by the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation.’