UPDATE: ‘Deliberate’ Fire in Orchard Street, Chichester

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EMERGENCY services were called to a fire in Orchard Street in Chichester this evening (May 3).

Four fire crews were at the scene of the smoke logged abandoned building in Orchard Street. No-one was injured.

Fire crews at the scene in Orchard Street, Chichester SUS-150305-214645001

Fire crews at the scene in Orchard Street, Chichester SUS-150305-214645001

The fire started at 7.45pm, and police were also in attendance. Officers at the scene said it was a ‘deliberate ignition’.

A police spokesman said: “The fire was started deliberately in what we think was an abandoned council building.

“It was unoccupied and no-one was injured.”

Orchard Street remains open and there are no traffic diversions in place.

Fire crews at the scene in Orchard Street, Chichester SUS-150305-214623001

Fire crews at the scene in Orchard Street, Chichester SUS-150305-214623001

Orchard Street fire

Fire crews at the scene in Orchard Street, Chichester SUS-150305-214634001

Fire crews at the scene in Orchard Street, Chichester SUS-150305-214634001