Chichester College ‘open as normal’ despite early morning blaze

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Chichester College is open as usual despite a fire in the early hours of this morning. 

The blaze was attended to by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service at 5.35am.

The fire service has confirmed that it was called to the fire 'involving two portacabins'. 

A Chichester College spokesperson said it was 'contained and extinguished quickly'.

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The spokesman added: ‘No damage has been sustained to any other campus buildings. Investigations are ongoing as to the cause.

Scene of fire. Picture courtesy of East Wittering Fire Station

Scene of fire. Picture courtesy of East Wittering Fire Station

‘The college is able to open as normal and our thanks go to the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, who attended and dealt with the fire so swiftly.’

A fire service spokesman said two 45mm jets, one 70mm jet, two hydrants and two high pressure reels were used to extinguish the blaze.

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This story originally appeared on our sister paper the Chichester Observer’s website – click here to read it