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‘Total devastation’ after fire at Cottesmore Golf and Country Club

Fire could be seen shooting out of the roof of the buildings.



Photo courtesy of Salford Fire Station

A large fire at Cottesmore Golf and Country Club in Pease Pottage has left behind a scene of complete devastation.

The fire which started late afternoon was attended to by 10 Fire Engines from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and supported by engines from Salfords station.

The fire reportedly began around 5pm this afternoon (Monday 11 June).

A video on social media shows huge flames and plumes of black smoke rising high into the sky.

Currently there are no reports of any injuries.

The initial call came into the fire service at 17:03.

The fire was located and covered the ground floor, first floor and roof space of a building used as a golf club and conference facility which was 60m by 40m in size.

The fire service had to use a number of jets, ladders and an aerial platform to manage and control the fire and they have confirmed that they would be in attendance throughout the night.

An investigation has now begun to determine the cause of the fire.



‘Accidental’ fire causes popular pub to close

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to tackle a fire at The Cowdray Arms in London Road, Balcombe on Saturday (21 April).



A fire that broke out at a Balcombe pub on Saturday (21 April) has left it closed ‘until further notice’.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to The Cowdray Arms in London Road after reports of a fire at around 6pm on Saturday (21 April).

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Police also attended and closed off a section of the road while firefighters fought the flames.

Photos posted on Twitter show two police cars and a fire engine at the scene.

A notice put up outside the pub said the establishment is ‘closed until further notice’ and residents should check their Facebook page for updates.

The notice read “We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and hope to be up and running again as soon as possible.

“Regards, Adrian and the rest of the team at The Cowdray Arms”.

The Cowdray Arms – ‘Closed until further notice’.

A spokesperson from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said:

“Fire crews attended a fire on London Road, Balcombe following reports of a fire just after 6pm on Saturday 21 April.

“Four pumps attended and the fire was put out using six breathing apparatus and two hose reels.

The fire was started by accident.

“Around 70 per cent of the first floor was damaged by fire and 90 per cent by heat and smoke.”

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