Fontwell petrol station fire: Pictures show wreckage after camper van goes up in flames

Police have evacuated houses and businesses following a fire at Fontwell petrol station.

Monday, 6th May 2019, 2:14 pm
Updated Monday, 6th May 2019, 2:23 pm
The aftermath of the fire at a Shell petrol station in Fontwell today Picture: Jack Chiverton

Three fire engines were sent to the inferno, which started in a camper van before spreading to the Shell garage forecourt, at 9.30am this morning.

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The fire is now under control, West Sussex Fire Rescue Service has said, adding that crews remained on the scene.

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Firefighters at the petrol station today Picture: Jack Chiverton

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘We have cordoned some of the area off and have evacuated nearby houses and businesses while we locate a gas leak.’

Residents are being asked to avoid the area.

A camper van caught fire at a petrol station in Fontwell Picture: Stephen Rosan