Chichester firefighters called to Ship Hotel

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the Ship Hotel in Chichester on Saturday, after a small fire in the cellar.

The incident happened around 9.30pm, and the flames were extinguished within around 20 minutes.

The fire was in a commercial boiler situated in the hotel’s cellar.

Gas was isolated by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and advice was given.

The hotel did not need to be evacuated.

Fire crews were also called to Midhurst Road, in Binderton, earlier in the day following a chimney fire.

The fire took place around 8.40am and lasted until around 9.15am.